Thursday, October 21, 2010

Annual Advent offering emphasis calls Brethren to ‘Prepare the Way.’

The 2010 Advent Offering Emphasis for the Church of the Brethren is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 5 on the theme, "Prepare the Way" (Isaiah 40:3-5). Resources are provided in English and Spanish.

"Today’s world is the one into which Jesus is still being born," said an invitation to the special offering supporting Church of the Brethren denominational ministries. "How do we prepare the way for Jesus to be born in 2010? How do we prepare the way for that birth to affect lives into 2011 and beyond? The Church of the Brethren prepares by gathering resources for our journey together. Ours is a journey that proclaims Christ’s perfect peace and God’s justice far and wide."

Worship materials and theme reflections are among the resources posted at Congregations may print as many copies as needed. "Prepare the Way," an inspiring worship video set to music, will be available to download from the website as of Nov. 1. Contact stewardship staff Carol Bowman at 509-663-2833 for a paper copy of the resource guide. Congregations on standing order will automatically receive pre-ordered quantities of combination bulletin insert/offering envelopes.

No comments: