Week 4 – December 25 – Peace, Love and Hope Reflector: Rev. Mike Mather Christmas Day The promise of Christmas, the good news that comes in the presence of a […]Read More
2020 Advent Devotional
Welcome to the 2020 Advent Devotional, Facing the Challenge of Change. Throughout the season of Advent, you’ll find daily devotions written by First Church members, clergy, and staff. A new devotion will be posted each morning through December 25, Christmas Day.
The most recent devotion appears nearest the top of the page. Scroll down the page to read older devotions.
Wishing you and your dear ones good health and many blessings throughout the Advent and Christmas season.
Week 4 – December 24 – Peace, Love and Hope Reflectors: Jon and Lenna Kottke Life is filled with unexpected twists and turns, never more so than those we have […]Read More
Week 4: Peace, Love and Hope Reflector: Jessica Harbeson I have always loved the Song of Mary, also known as the Magnificat. One reason I feel such closeness with this […]Read More
Week 4 – December 22 – Peace, Love and Hope Reflector: Ruth Irvin The text for this final week of Advent presents many questions, and who knows how many answers! […]Read More
Week 4 – December 21 – Peace, Love and Hope Reflector: Lisa Carr What Do I See As Hope for the Future? I’m writing this post-election, and I kind of […]Read More
Week 4 – December 20 – Peace, Love and Hope Reflector: Youth Discussion with Connie Takamine It was a real privilege to meet with the youth and have a discussion […]Read More
Welcome to the fourth and final week of the 2020 Advent Devotional, with daily reflections written by members and staff of First United Methodist Church. This year has been unprecedented […]Read More
Week 3 – December 19 – Our Fragile Earth Reflector: Stephanie Willingham Moffitt 1 Thess. 5:16-18 16 Rejoice always. 17 Pray continually. 18 Give thanks in every situation because this […]Read More
Week 3 – December 18 – Our Fragile Earth Reflector: Anonymous I fell in love with the ocean when I was twelve years old and went snorkeling in the Caribbean […]Read More
Week 3- December 17 – Our Fragile Earth Reflector: Brenda Mehos The truth snuck into my awareness slowly, from the periphery of my vision. It was like a shadow falling […]Read More