Be Not Afraid”, By Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels
December 24, 2022
In-Person in Sanctuary and Via Zoom
In the Christmas story, angels tell Joseph and later the Shepherds, “Do not be afraid.” Something wonderful but challenging is happening, the old order is disturbed. If we wish to change our lives or change the world around us we must accept risk, suffer uncertainty, and go to the place (as the carol describes) where “hopes and fears are met.”
“For Unto Us A Child is Given”, Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels
December 25, 2022
10:00 AM Zoom Worship Service
Church building is closed.
Marshall Rosenberg in his work on non-violent communication, discounts the need to dwell on the past and advises instead to focus on the question, “What is alive in you in this moment?” Christmas tells us that in the midst of darkness there came a light. In the midst of a cold barn, hope, joy, and love were born. In the midst of a world of sin, a savior was born. Leave the past, now. Attend to what is being born in you this day.