KYP: Make Advent a time of welcome

KYP: Make Advent a time of welcome

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I was a Refugee, and You Welcomed Me

One challenge to UCC churches in this season of Advent is to find ways to welcome Syrian refugees. Embracing these displaced people through education, fundraising and advocacy is the focus of the denomination’s December ‘Our Still Speaking Voice’ initiative.


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'Repent and Reset'
The Rev. Shawnthea Monroe, senior minister of Plymouth Church UCC, Shaker Heights, Ohio, is preaching on 'Day1.’. Her second Sunday of Advent sermon is drawn from Isaiah 11 and Matthew 3, where John the Baptist appears in the wilderness. "He turns up every year at this time, like a relative you've been avoiding. You know the one: that person you have to invite to the family Christmas party even though no one really wants to see him and he'll probably bring a fruitcake…again. Listen in >>
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My Little Toil of Love
What does the love of God inspire you to do? Reaching back to his very first podcast, the Rev. John Dorhauer illustrates how lives can be changed by simple exchanges of God’s love.
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