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Tuesday Connection
December 8, 2020

 
FGUMC Prayers for the following families this week:
Aldrich family, Pat Altieri and Amoo family

Lectionary Readings for this Sunday:

Isaiah 61:1–4, 8–11
Psalms 126
1 Thessalonians 5:16–24
*John 1:6–8, 19–28

*Main text for this Sunday's reading



The Faith Journey Continues...
 
Advent Attitude by Henri Nouwen

In the beginner’s mind there is no thought ‘I have attained something.’ All self-centered thoughts limit our vast mind. When we have no thought of achievement, no thought of self, we are true beginners. Then we can really learn something. The beginner’s mind is the mind of compassion. When our mind is compassionate, it is boundless.”

I like these words. Also very important for Advent. Open, free, flexible, receptive. That is the attitude that makes us ready. I realize that in Zen you are not expecting anything or anyone. Still, it seems that all the things Shunryu Suzuki tells his students are important for Christians to hear and realize. Isn’t a beginner’s mind, a mind without the thought “I have attained something,” a mind opened for grace? Isn’t that the mind of children who marvel at all they see? Isn’t that the mind not filled with worries for tomorrow but alert and awake in the present moment?

Thursday Advent Study
God Came Near
at 7:00 pm via Zoom
Next Session:
Thurs, Dec 10

Adult Education team announces an Advent Study on Thursday nights at 7:00 pm via Zoom. The meetings will be based on RightNow Media's video God Came Near by Max Lucado. There will be a short discussion following the video. Dates are: Dec 10 and 17.

In the midst of the gloom of winter, the darkest and coldest of seasons, Christians still wait with great anticipation for the happiest season of all, Advent. Travel back in time and relive the coming of Christ to Earth, as He gives up His throne next to God the Father to enter this world as a baby born in a manger. Filmed at England's beautiful Blockley Church, join acclaimed author and pastor Max Lucado as he provides insights on the season of Advent.

Please scroll down in this email if you have not visited the RightNow Media collection for a link which will take you to the site. Once there, you can explore the thousands of videos and resources available to you.

Join Zoom Meeting using FGUMC "Secondary" account
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9143194241?pwd=UEFlSzh0TTd6UWN1cXBvb21TOXdxdz09
Meeting ID: 914 319 4241
Password: 090258
Dial in: +1 929 205 6099

Communion Sunday

Fairfield Grace has purchased pre-filled Communion sets (juice and a wafer).  These sets will be used at our in-person service.  If you are worshiping via Zoom, please let us know if you would like to arrange a time for "touch-free"  pick up of these sets for your use at home. 

Contact the church office at 203-374-6528 or fairfieldgrace@sbcglobal.net. 

 


HAVE YOU RESPONDED
TO YOUR INVITATION?

 

Our Adult Education Team has been working with RightNow Media to offer to you a customizable library of biblical video resources.


RightNow Media provides resources that will inspire you to champion the mission Jesus gave to his people—making disciples of all nations. God calls us to focus our lives on him rather than on ourselves. Whether in church, in the workplace, or at home, we want to see disciples of Jesus loving God and loving others.


Click on the link below to create your own account and access this library of resources

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Daily Bible Reading

Let’s read one chapter of the Bible - one day at a time.  Please let Anne at fairfieldgrace@sbcglobal.net know if you would like to read one chapter of the Bible with Pastor Cho.  

We are currently reading 8 letters in the New Testament: Hebrews, James, 1, 2 Peters, 1, 2, 3 John and Jude.  

 


Share Joys or Thanksgivings with photos!

Send a picture or pictures that show your joys, thanksgivings or any moments you encounter God any where.   We will share them during the service at 10:00 am and 11:30 am.  Send them to Anne Regan, Parish Office Manager at fairfieldgrace@sbcglobal.net.


You can find sermons from last Sunday
on the FGUMC website!


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