Sunday, December 23, 2018

“Christmas is a risk for us to take. Shall we allow ourselves to be touched by sentiment? Awakened by song and story? Drawn into festivities, when our joy depends upon the goodwill of others? Dare we risk the disappointment of hopes raised high and excited expectations? May we have the courage to celebrate the season fully.” – Rexford J. Styzens

This Sunday, our youth and children will lead us in a service about Why we need Christmas. There will be joy, music, and fun.

We would love to have you come worship with us.

Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse.

From 10am to 10:45am we will be discussing “The Religious Educator of Color” and the “Response to Natalie Maxwell Fenimore and Aisha Hauser” from the book Centering: Navigating Race, Authenticity, and Power in Ministry.

There will be a coffee gathering before the service. More about us.

Classes and worship are replaced by Spiritual Outings on the first Sunday of each month during the summer, with brief worship, a potluck picnic, and outdoor activities. The schedule is in the sidebar.

Children are welcome.

The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.

Map

The schedule for the current adult religious education class is here.

Email westforkuu@gmail.com or use our contact form for more information

or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302

Merry Christmas

Today is Christmas. It is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. You can read the full story here.

It is a day of celebration. It is also a day to remember how lucky we are and how we need to help others in the world.  Christmas is a reminder for us to be a light in the world. 

I have included a devotion for today. 

Namaste, 

Cricket 

NOW THE WORK OF CHRISTMAS BEGINS

Now the Work of Christmas Begins

Now the Work of Christmas Begins

Affirmation

By Howard Thurman

When the song of the angels is stilled,
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with their flocks,
the work of Christmas begins:
to find the lost,
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among the people,
to make music in the heart.

 

Please note that this piece may not be used in any performance or distribution that involves compensation. 

Source: “The Mood of Christmas and Other Celebrations”

About the Author

  • Howard Thurman

    Author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader.

The Hanukkah-Christmas convergence couldn’t be more symbolic of the light we must embrace – The Washington Post

“And now is a good time to live up to that promise, to light a candle in the darkness.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/the-hanukkah-christmas-convergence-couldnt-be-more-symbolic-of-the-light-we-must-embrace/2016/12/22/00e05a58-c866-11e6-85b5-76616a33048d_story.html?utm_term=.96b585179472
I really enjoyed this article and hope you do too. Let the light within us all shine brightly. 

Namaste, 

Cricket