First Sunday in Advent – Hope

“Advent is a season of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the nativity of Jesus. The name derives from the Latin adventus, meaning “coming.” Marked over the course of the four Sundays before Christmas, Advent is traditionally celebrated with an advent wreath: a ring of evergreen with 3 purple candles and one pink one (or 4 purple candles) that represent: Hope, Love, Joy (pink) and Peace. ” – From the UUA Website

 

In her reading “Christmas Comes Whether you are Ready or Not“, Cynthia Frado discusses the feeling of not being ready for the season.

 

Here is a prayer from Cricket

In this time of waiting, may we hold the world in our hearts.
In this time of waiting, may we hold each other’s hands.
In this time of waiting, may we be thoughtful and introspective.
In this time of waiting, may we delight in the darkness and all it teaches us.
In this time of waiting, may we rekindle the fires of hope, love joy, and peace within ourselves and our communities.
In this time of waiting, may we become ready for the coming day.

Lent 2018- Day 1- Love

Today is the first day of lent. It’s also Valentine’s Day. So it is appropriate that the word for today is love.

Here is a meditation about love …

https://www.uua.org/worship/words/meditation/meditation-hope-and-love-time-struggle

I also wanted to include music so here is Bon Voyage singing “Though I May Speak” at UUCC.

To close I would like to leave you with this prayer.

This Is Our Calling

The world aches for us to join together and bring about healing, toil for justice, and produce ever-increasing love. This is our calling. Go forth and act accordingly. Amen.

Namaste,

Cricket