Do Not Be Afraid

Hi, Everyone,
Friday, December 2, we began our three weeks of studying the fear associated with the Advent season. Not to make you uncomfortable, but the Advent and Christmas story, as told in the Bible, is not warm and fuzzy tinsel and contentment. It is filled with reactions, responses, and sadly, despair. We started with the story from Luke 2:1-14, the classic Christmas pageant script used in the Charlie Brown Christmas story. Last week, we looked at the texts from Matthew 1:18-25 and Matthew 2:13-18 and realized there are healthy responses to fear, and fear can motivate us to action. For this last week of the study, December 16, the title of our topic is Do Not be Afraid. This is Mary’s story, from Luke 1:26-37. We’ll talk about our own fears, whether they are for our kids, ourselves, or the world. And we’ll talk about hope. And God’s presence in our lives, and God’s grace.

Date Topic Refreshments
December 16 Advent Study Megan
December 23 No meeting XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
December 30 No meeting XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
January 6, 2017 Daring to Hope in an Unstable World
January 13 Body Image Cheryl
January 20 What’s in a Name
January 27 No meeting XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

See our complete schedule and more on our Web site www.fridaymorningmoms.org.

The Book Club’s next book will be Jesus by Walter Wangerin. Discussion date is Tuesday, January 17. That leaves lots of time for reading AND Christmas activities. If you have questions, please contact Becky. beckynold85@gmail.com
Thanks to those of you who chose to sponsor a child from RISSE. If you have not already done so, you may bring in your gift to Friday Morning Moms this Friday, December 16.
Inclement Weather Policy ― if Shenendehowa schools are closed or delayed due to bad weather, Friday Morning Moms will not meet.
Advent Candles ― Celebrate the lighting of the outdoor Advent candle wreath. A new candle is lit every Sunday afternoon at 4:30 during a short service of song and praise. Refreshments and fellowship time follow. All are invited.
This Friday, December 16, is National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day! Bring it on.
I’ll look for you all on December 16 at 9:00 AM.

Grace and peace,
Denise