Last Sunday: Darkness and Hope


The second floor children's wing of the 930 has been transformed into a winter wonderland!  With lights, trees and a whole lot of Christmas cheer, SojournKids is celebrating the advent.  Although the hallway may be a little darker than normal, the lights and trees are creating an attraction environment that kids will hopefully remember for years to come.  Advent should be dark anyways, as Pastor Mike Cosper recently said, "Advent should be dark and tense. The world desperately needs a Savior, and in advent we should feel the weight of that longing."Each week during the month of Advent each student will be making a Christmas ornament to celebrate an aspects of Jesus's coming.  Last week we made candle ornaments to teach about the hope that we have in Christ.  The teachers went over 1 Peter 1:3 - "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, in his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead."  The next three weeks are doves for peace, horns for joy, and crosses for salvation/love. Our Advent tree is adapted from this National Ministries Advent project.