Advent 2018

Advent means 'coming' - and in this incredible season the church enters into a time of anticipation and preparation.  This year we'll be inviting people to remember how Christ came in the incarnation, will return in the second advent, and so to enter into a heightened kingdom expectation today!

John's gospel describes the beauty of the incarnation as light coming into darkness.  About a month ago, as I was driving, a United Pursuit song gripped my heart in a profound way.  "You speak and light shines out of darkness - you take emptiness away".  I immediately knew that we were to lean into this exciting promise, and would like us to spend some time as a community considering how Christ's coming impacted places of emptiness.  We stand, each of us, in need... waiting and longing to receive in places that until they are filled stand empty.