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It is a pleasure to announce that we will be gathering together for our Advent series this year.  For four weeks, beginning on Wednesday, December 1, we will gather in our fellowship hall for an Advent supper and a study with our new friends from Garden Park Christian Church.  The supper will begin at 6:00 pm and the discussion will conclude by 7:00.

This year we will be using Walter Brueggemann’s wonderful study, “Names for the Messiah.”  The publisher shares this preview as a teaser for the book…

“In Isaiah 9:6, a divine utterance is given to us using four royal titles–Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Names for the Messiah ponders each title and how the people understood it then, how Jesus did or did not fulfill the title, and how Christians interpret Jesus as representative of that title. Christians have claimed from the beginning that Jesus was the Messiah foretold in the Old Testament. In this study, best-selling author Walter Brueggemann tackles the questions: “What were these expectations?” and “Did Jesus fulfill them?”

I look forward to our gatherings and fellowship as we explore the word together.