Are the stresses of this season getting to you? Have you lost your ability to be joyous? If so, take a deep breath and step back from the fray.
The third Sunday in Advent invites us to contemplate Joy with the lighting of the Candle of that name. We remember that the birth of Jesus was announced as “glad tidings of great joy.” Joy is a gift and it needs to be cultivated. If and when we neglect the gift of joy we suffer deep loss in our lives.
Join us for worship this Sunday as we light the Candle of Joy. Come and be uplifted by the music of the season; by warm fellowship and, above all, the presence of God. Following worship, spend a few minutes with friends old and new over a cup of coffee. Come and find Joy in the things that really matter; our relationships with one another and with the source of our being, our Creator God.
Rev Jim Sinclair
Pastor Jim is the minister for First United Baptist Church