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This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent

Dear Congregation, I hope you are having a meaningful and beautiful Advent. This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent already. Advent has gone by quickly, as it always does. Andy, Antonia, and Anasofia Godley-Juarez will light the LOVE candle on the Advent Wreath. The poinsettias will have arrived to beautify the Sanctuary. And…a lovely […]

It looks and smells like Christmas is coming now at church!

Dear Congregation, Advent Greetings to each of you! We began the season of Advent at CCC with the Hanging of the Greens in worship last Sunday.  We were reminded of the symbolic meaning for Christians of the decorations we use—the Advent wreath, evergreens, bells, mistletoe, crimsons, poinsettias, holly, and the manger. The Sanctuary is looking […]

Almost Advent Greetings to you!

Dear Congregation,  Almost Advent Greetings to you! The season of Advent begins this Sunday, coming right on the heels of Thanksgiving. It seems as if there has been an even earlier push than usual this year in merchandisers’ advertisements that gallop through the Halloween and Thanksgiving holidays, urging shoppers to begin buying Christmas gifts. The […]