Solid Rock UMC Christmas Play and Candlelight Service
Celebrating Advent, Christmas in so many ways

The many events leading up to–or rather, preparing the way for–the humble but awesome birth of Jesus Christ might be described as God’s second act of Creation. So many moving parts and personalities, signs and wonders happened in so many …

Women in Professional Ministry Advent Retreat with Bishop Johnson
Clergywomen retreat for soul-care

Hosting the Eastern PA Conference’s Women in Professional Ministry (WiPM) for its annual “Advent Morning Apart” Dec. 9, Bishop Peggy Johnson closed with a devotion about Christmas and culture, and gave everyone a Polish Christmas Oplatki wafer. The gift, a …

Jesus - Something About That Name
There’s Something About that Name

For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders; and he is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.     — Isaiah 9:6 (NRSV) Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. There’s just something …

His Name is John

To everyone’s surprise he wrote, “His name is John.” Instantly Zechariah could speak again, and he began praising God.   (Luke 1:63-64)

Did you ever think about what December would be like if Christ had never come?

We could easily get side-tracked by the cold and gray often found in our December days. We would have the New Year to look forward to, or maybe not. There would be snow in the future, or ice and a cold, cold rain. No time off from school or work, no reason to gather with family and friends, no gifts or cards, no thoughtful words.

God is faithful
Serve Him in Holiness  

You are redeemed! Serve the Lord without fear, in holiness all your days (Luke 1:74-75)

Before we look at Zacharias’s song, let me ask you a question. If you had not been able to talk for nearly a year, what would you say when you finally could speak again?

One can’t help thinking that the mind and heart of Zacharias during those nine months had been filling with this song. And now it bursts out, the first words out of his mouth after nine months of silence, with praises for God and prophecies about the future.

Word Made Flesh

Christ, the word made flesh, is born among us as one of us! Rejoice! (John 1:1-18) But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His …

Safe Church
Preventing Church Emergencies during Advent and Christmas

By the Rev Greg Ellis ( Coordinator of Disaster Preparedness & Response Ministry and Coordinator of UM Volunteers in Ministry Eastern PA Conference, The United Methodist Church Phone: 484 350 5965 (cell) The Conference Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee does …