theologically progressive - open & affirming

Dec. 24, 2021

Dec 24, 2021    Rev. Kerry Kirtley

What a wonderful journey we have experienced this Advent Season. Whether homesick, on shaky ground, feeling excluded, seeking sanctuary or all of the above, we have walked in solidarity and hope toward Emmanuel. Trusting God is indeed with us... in all of creation, and embraces us in the LOVE born unto us and for us, to beckon us home.
We are blessed with an open door and safe space in which to bring our whole selves, no matter who we are or where we are on life’s journey. As we fumble through the pandemic/endemic stages this year, we courageously open our hearts to one another and offer grace and love as we seek justice and wholeness.
We have come to the point in our Journey in which we remember and retell the Story of God's incarnation in word, song and family togetherness. God's story comes home to each heart on Christmas Eve. May we hold it as close as Mary held her child, and and be moved into the kind of love that protects the sacred worth of all life in our midst.

Come celebrate with us. Let us adore divine love, Emmanuel, God with us.
Pastor Kerry. (she, her)