After weeks of working with a designer, the logo for our new community of faith has arrived! What do you think?
We're so excited about the way this community is developing. We meet weekly on Thursday evenings at our house for dinner, conversation, prayer, and sharing, with about a dozen adults and a couple of kids. There's lots of excitement as we begin this journey together! We have a few exciting things planned for the days leading up to Christmas: an afternoon of Christmas caroling and a reading of the Christmas Story at Monument Square, in the heart of the city of Portland, next Sunday afternoon; and an outdoor "Under the Night Sky" Christmas Eve worship celebration at 5:30 pm at Post Office Park, a beautiful spot in the Old Port with lots and lots of lighted trees, a gathering area with park benches, street lamps, and brick walkways.
Check out our New Light blog to read more about what we're doing, and to read our daily Advent devotional reflections, too.
We're supposed to have a Christmas Open House here at our home tomorrow afternoon, for both the New Light and Chestnut UMC congregations. Our house is all decorated, the tree is twinkling in the corner, and the Christmas cookies are waiting, but the weather isn't cooperating very well. Looks like there's a doozy of a storm heading this way that's going to dump 8 inches of snow, mixing with sleet and freezing rain on Sunday afternoon. We may have to postpone the Open House, which would be a major bummer...