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Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 2:5 

Happy almost New Year! Yesterday we continued to celebrate Christmas and the Holy Name of Jesus: he saves; and Immanuel: God is with us. God was distant from the people of Israel so God came as one of us so that we can be on a first-name basis with God. The ordinary was made holy! Jesus - an ordinary Jewish boy, named at 8 days by his young, poor parents. Jesus came that our ordinary lives might become holy. 

We talked about making intentions rather than resolutions. Resolutions are about doing; intentions are about being. It's the process not the result. We might make an intention to be present, grateful, inspired, or .... May we name our intentions for the New Year to live like Jesus: humble, ordinary and holy. See Philippians 2:1-11. If you missed being with us, you can watch here

Photos from yesterday's worship.

See photos from Christmas Eve. Watch GGCC 2018 in photos here

Mark your calendar for these events in the new year. 

  • Bingo at The Gathering Place, Mon, Jan. 7
  • MUD, (Mercy UnDeserved), Thurs, Jan. 10
  • Confluence Leadership Initiative, Wed, Jan. 16
  • Third Thursday at Open Door, Thurs, Jan. 17
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday, Jan. 20
  • MLK Marade, Mon, Jan. 21
  • MUD, (Mercy UnDeserved), Thurs, Jan 24
  • Memphis, TN/Booneville, MS Trip, Fri, Feb. 8 - Sun, Feb. 10
  • Congregational Advance, Sat, Feb, 23
  • Annual Congregational Gathering & Celebration, Sun, Feb. 24

May you find time to reflect as we turn the page of the New Year. 

  • Reflect and pray on Philippians 2:5. In the NRSV it is, “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” In The Message is is, “Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself.”
  • How can following Jesus make the ordinary holy in your life?
  • What is (are) your intention for 2019?
  • Looking ahead to next week: How do you find belief, belonging and blessing?

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