Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, WhatsApp, QQ, Tumbler, Google+, Skype, Messenger, Snap Chat, LinkedIn…. if this is part of your world, you have an opportunity this Advent and Christmas to spread the Word!
Each Sunday in Advent there will be a theme and a hashtag for you to use. You know the four themes already, right? Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love of course. Take pictures anytime that week where you experience the theme. You see a person smiling, full of hope? Ask them if you can take their picture and then when you post it, and this is the important part, tag it with #MoreHope. You see a beautiful scene that brings you joy, take a picture and tag it #MoreJoy. You get it!
Each Advent week has a hashtag: #MoreHope (Dec 3rd), #MorePeace (Dec 10th), #MoreJoy (Dec 17th), #MoreLove (Dec 24th) and there is another one… a special one you can use every week… #DoNotBeAfraid – that one is just like what the angel said to the Shepherds. It’s all part of the overall theme of this Advent, “Angels Among Us” which BTW is another hashtag!… #AngelsAmongUs
So, SHARE the news by using your favorite social media tool. Post a picture and add the hash tags (you can add more than one … #MoreJoy #DoNotBeAfraid #AngelsAmongUs). Join a movement to share the love and joy of Christmas this Advent!
What if you have no clue what all this #HASHTAG stuff means but you want to join in? That’s easy too, take your pictures and give, email, share, somehow get them to Alice Collins, she’ll post them for you!
The angels that appear in the story of Jesus’ birth would have been very comfortable in our world of tweets and hashtags. Their messages were often short and to the point – their favorite line being #DoNotBeAfraid. As we look at the stories of these winged messengers to Zechariah, Mary, Joseph and the Shepherds, we will contemplate what messages we can offer that will fly in the face of a culture of fear and bring more hope, more peace, more joy and more love to the world.
We begin with an angelic visit to Zechariah. It was just another day at the temple for Zechariah. It was his priestly turn to make sure everything was done properly and in good order. But it turned into something quite different when an angel showed up at the altar.
Enjoy the beautiful angels of #MoreHope!
Today’s service is a celebration of Christ the King Sunday, the “New Year’s Eve” of the church. For the second week, we had our worship service in Fellowship Hall because of the new carpet installation in the sanctuary. We did our best to bring you all a video of the service but you will need to turn up the volume as the sound is rather low. We hope to be back in our sanctuary next Sunday.
We hope you enjoy today’s worship service as we hear the stories of Jesus. How do you interpret the story of the wise and foolish bridesmaids? Is there hidden meaning?
Enjoy today’s worship service as we remember those who have gone on before us on this All Saints Day.