The Gifts of Advent

Dear Members and Friends of Wollaston Congregational Church,

We often hear that the holidays are a time to think about others. Indeed, it is important to be generous toward those in need at this time of year. But, this Advent season I am inviting you to think about yourself for a moment. What is missing in your life in these times?

Sadly, we often think we cannot have the “big ticket” items that are missing: peace of mind, time to rest, the joy of relationships, love in our lives. Instead we settle for a cheaper wish list: things that our family and friends will be able to get on sale in the frantic race to up to Christmas

But here is the good news: Advent is not a time for settling for cheap things on sale. If we are willing to enter into the season faithfully, Advent will deliver the precious gifts of peace, time, joy and love. All we have to do is show up.

So, don’t miss Advent. Don’t let it pass you by this year. We’ll be here, at Wollaston Congregational Church, every Sunday morning at 10 am, ready to usher in the gifts of Advent. See you then!

Deep Advent Blessings,

Rev. Liz

Services, Missions and Events this Advent Season

Cookies and Caroling, December 9that 4 pm

Come to share cookies, cold and hot beverages as we gather together to sing our favorite Christmas Carols. All are welcome!

Advent Missions: City Missions “Coats for Kids” drive and Snowballs for the Interfaith Social Services toy drive.

Advent Worship each Sunday during December at 10 am All are welcome!

December 2nd:  “The time is surely coming.” The hope of God’s promises.

December 9th“The way of peace.” Finding peace in our times.

December 16th“I will bring you home, at the time when I gather you.” Joy at coming home to God’s community.

December 23rdLove is at the center of all: God’s love is born again, in the infant Jesus.

And on Christmas Eve, Monday December 24th, at 5 pm We welcome the newborn Jesus with inclusive communion and our circle of light. All are welcome!