We are living in a world filled with uncertainty. Here at GUMC we have had to make adjustments and remain flexible as we worship. Opportunities for fellowship have been reduced, and we have had to be creative with ways we spend time together. One thing has not changed. The Advent season is a time within the life of the church to celebrate the birth of Christ who brings us together. Advent this year starts on November 29th.
This year, GUMC will be doing Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas by Adam Hamilton as a church-wide study throughout the Advent season. This study will be taking place via Zoom and is open to all. There will be opportunities each week to participate in a Zoom session for discussion and to watch a short teaching session by Adam Hamilton. Each participant would participate in one Zoom session each week throughout Advent. Zoom sessions will be scheduled on various days throughout the week and will have both day and evening times available. From the publisher: His parents gave him the name Jesus. But the prophets, the shepherds, the wise men, and the angels addressed him by other names. They called him Lord, Messiah, Savior, Emmanuel, Light of the World, and Word Made Flesh. In Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas, best-selling author Adam Hamilton examines the names of Christ used by the gospel writers, exploring the historical and personal significance of his birth. This Advent season church families will come together to remember what’s important. In the face of uncertainty and conflict, Christians reclaim the Christ child who brings us together, heals our hearts, and calls us to bring light into the darkness. Now more than ever, we invite you to reflect upon the significance of the Christ child for our lives and world today! Please let Joann Berggren know at church or call the office if you have any questions, would like to attend, and if you would like a study guide. Study guides will be available for purchase before the first session.