The Church of the Holy Family Mills River, NC
December 2012 Newsletter
Happy new year! The Church Year always begins 4 Sundays before Christmas with a season of preparation
called Advent (that’s December 2 this year).
Note that “Advent” is a key part of
. December is always a busy time, which makes it all the more important to observe Advent by making afresh the room in our lives and in our hearts for the One who is always a surprise. And while the feast of the Christ Mass on December 25 always has a comfortable familiarity to it, I encourage you to seek the newness, the freshness, of the celebration this year. Take some time every day to find the
ure in the coming weeks
the surprising way in which Christ breaks in to your life.
For that’s how you find your way to the
manger.I want to thank everyone who made a financial pledge or gift to Holy Family for 2013! The Stewardship Committee (
Dick Bainbridge, Carol Braud, Cissy Ford,
) did a wonderful job this fall of inviting our generous investment in our church home, with prayers,presentations and food. With 34 pledges received, we have made a good start to seeing our way forward for next year. And please remember, it is never too
late to give (or pledge) to God’s work in the world through Holy Family.
I pray for you a most blessed Advent, and suggest that gathering for Sunday worship is an important part of the adventure! Yours in Emmanuel,