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Each week during Advent (the 4-week season leading up to Christmas), we are listening to the stories surrounding Jesus’ birth. Over the last two weeks, we’ve heard the angel Gabriel announce to Mary that she would conceive and birth to a child; we watched as Mary and her relative Elizabeth visited; we listened as Mary […]
Each Sunday during Advent (the 4-week season leading to Christmas), we light an additional candle on our Advent wreath. Last week we lit the Candle of Peace, remembering that Christ offers us a peace that passes all understanding. This week we light the Candle of Hope. Hope is the life-force God has given us that helps us put one foot in front […]
This Sunday marks the beginning of Advent – a 4-week season leading up to Christmas. The word “advent” comes from the Latin meaning “to come to” or “to come toward.” During Advent we remember and reflect on how God comes into the world and into our lives through the Christ. One of our rituals at Oak Hill is the lighting of candles on […]
Message This is going to be a different Thanksgiving for my family. For the last 15 years my sister’s family, our parents, and my immediate family have gotten together at Thanksgiving. Over the years we’ve included assorted friends. There is always lots of food, conversation, and laughter. After the death of my dad last year, our brother and his crew joined the mix. […]