Tag Archives: Christmas

Longest Night Service: December 20

Our Longest Night service is a worship gathering — we commemorate the birth of Christ in a manner more subdued than the typically festive Christmas services. This low-keyed service provides a spiritual and affective space for the grief that accompanies … Continue reading

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Rev. Catherine E. Williams: The Unopened Gift

Sunday, December 20, 2015 Today concludes the 4-part Advent sermon series exploring the theme of gifts. Hopefully, it has helped us think about gift giving as we plan for the approach of Christmas Day, arguably the biggest gift-giving day on … Continue reading

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3rd Sunday of Advent: Is Fruitcake Really a Gift?

In her sermon, “Is Fruitcake Really a Gift?”, on the Third Sunday of Advent, December 13, 2015, Pastor Jana Purkis-Brash compared John the Baptist to fruitcake. While fruitcake may be a gift for some, for others it is not, and … Continue reading

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Keeping watch over their flock by night

Instantly, when we see the phrase “keeping watch over their flock by night,” we recognize it as part of the Christmas story. Scott Sherrill, PUMC’s pastoral assistant, will use the familiar text (Luke 2:8-15) for his sermon on August 9 … Continue reading

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