Advent

Advent: Love

LOVE By Kathleen Koles   One translation of The Gospel of John Chapter 15 verse 13 is “The greatest love you can have for your friends is to give your life for them”. I think Our Lord told this to his friends to explain not only His death, but his Life.  Jesus gave His life…

Advent: Joy

Reflections on Joy Martin, Amy, Hannah and Henry Grohman   Hannah: Webster’s Dictionary defines joy as: a feeling of pleasure or happiness that comes  from success, good fortune, or a sense of well-being. To me, joy is making someone laugh or smile or snuggling with our cat, Dalila. Helping out for a good cause —…

Advent: Peace

PEACE on the 2nd Sunday of Advent By Eve and Peter McPheeters   In 1867, only 3 years after the founding of this place of peace and presence by the sea, Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel gave the world the gift of dynamite.  It was his hope that it might one day lead to world peace. …

Sundays of Advent

The Sundays of Advent

Couples from the Union Church family come forward each of the four Sundays of Advent to speak their thoughts on the four Advent themes:  HOPE; PEACE; JOY; LOVE. Please read their thoughts as presented as they also light the Advent candles.

Advent: Hope

HOPE – CELEBRATING THIS FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT By Carol and Bob Sherman AS WE JOURNEY ON THIS ONE-WAY PATH WE CALL “LIFE”, WE CONTINUOUSLY EXPERIENCE AND EXPLORE THE WONDERS, THE TESTS, THE JOYS AND THE SORROWS, THE EXCITEMENT, THE TWISTS AND THE TURNS, THE SANDY BEACHES AND THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS. HOPE IS AN ORGANIC…