2019 Advent Devotional: Mon, 12/2

Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-4 Guns to Gardens In the second chapter of Isaiah, the poem is a prophet’s vision of a hopeful future and how to live to accomplish it. The ancient desire of mankind for peace is in an oft quoted verse from Isaiah 2:4: “they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears […]

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2019 Advent Devotional: Sun, 12/1

Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-4 Isaiah 2 marks the beginning of a hopeful vision for Judah and its capital Jerusalem. These verses are a poem on the transforming power of hope and humility. Peace can only be attained after sin has been thoroughly judged, and there must be a purging before blessing. This is a very appropriate […]

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Welcome to the 2019 Advent Devotional

Welcome to our church’s 2019 Advent Devotional. The theme for this year’s devotional is Seeking Peace/Breaking Barriers. This was inspired by some of the preparatory readings done by the group that traveled to Israel/Palestine in October of this year. Peace can be many things more than absence of conflict, whether armed, political or personal, and […]

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Help Stock the Attention Homes Apartments

Congratulations to our partners at Attention Homes: construction of the Attention Homes Apartments is complete! The Apartments received their Certificate of Occupancy this past week. In fact, the first residents have already moved in! Your help is still needed! There is an Amazon Wish List for items that are still needed to stock these brand […]

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Post 15: Our Final Day

Traveler Dick Morgan relates the events of the group’s last day in Israel: a morning communion service in the chapel at the Mar Elias Education Institution in the north, and then traveling to Jaffa and Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean coast of Israel. The group enjoyed a beautiful sunset before going to the airport. Click […]

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Post 14: Hope is a Verb

As the trip comes to a close, travelers Deb Gamble & Jayne Smith reflect back over the ups and downs of the past two weeks, and tell with delight about visiting the Mar Elias School. Click HERE to read Deb and Jayne’s blogpost.     Here is another photo from this school visit, this one […]

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