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We're Marching to Zion!

If you look all around, it looks like the Christmas Season. Christmas decorations are up. Christmas music is playing. Red, white, and green deck the halls while silver and gold sparkle all around. It looks like Christmas.

Except it isn't.

It is the Advent Season. Advent is a time when we prepare our hearts for Christmas (which runs December 25th - January 6th). Advent is the season when we slow down (not go at the speed of Christmas lights) and ponder what it means to live into the promise that Christ will come again.

Advent is the season of Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. 

Culture wants us to rush into the celebration without taking the time to prepare our hearts. When we do that - rush straight into celebrating - we miss the powerful knowing of Christ with us in the bumps and bruises and struggle and heartache of the journey. 

This Advent season, I invite you to stop rushing, to stop skipping straight to the celebration. I invite you to take the journey one week, one day at a time. Feel the emotions of slowing down (yes, even the anxiety that it won't all get done). Watch for signs of God among us. Look for the presence of Christ in the midst of the struggle.  

This Advent season, let us journey together toward the Kingdom of God, knowing that Jesus is already among us, waiting for us to invite him along.

Pastor Kris
The Mount Tabor children and youth present "The Christmas Story." December 15th, 6:30p
Please bring finger foods to share after the program.
Join us December 29th as Matthew Weaver and The Gospel Voices lead us in continuing our celebration of Christmas! This casual time of worship is fun for all ages, so invite your friends! Find more information HERE.
View and print the December Calendar (printing is easier in Agenda view). If you click on an event, more details are available. You can also add the event to your personal electronic calendar.
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