Holiday Letter 2020

Happy Holidays! Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s will be different this year for all of us and will be extremely sad for many.  This holiday season is a time for heart connections, family visits, love exchanges, and for smiling a little more than usual whether there are physical gifts exchanged or not. The best gift we can give is to express the love that we are, by loving others and by allowing ourselves to be loved. This time of year we celebrate the birth of Jesus but we also look forward to a birthing of a greater degree of faith, peace, love, and joy for these are things which make life worth living.  We look forward to the promise of Christmas.  “Believe that there is a presence who’s function is to bless you, to be a benediction and to be the instrument of God’s Grace.  Trust it.” (Joel Goldsmith). 

During this pandemic we  are aware we cannot visit the same way as we have in the past. Maybe this year a way to share your love is to send out Christmas cards to your friends and family.  Then possibly set a time for a video visit if you can. Remember to quarantine for two weeks before you drive to visit your loved ones or just make lots of phone calls.   One year I gave myself the gift of calling my closest friends and family members that I hadn’t spoken to in a long while.

You can always give a gift whether you have money or not. Every year I give this out for our congregants to use to give a gift of themselves to those they love.  Simply answer the questions on a piece of paper, fold it and put the person’s name that you’re writing it to on it.  You might mail it or read it to them over the phone.  (see form below)
On Dec. 21, 2020 at 7:15pm our Christmas Concert and Ceremony will begin livestreaming. It should be available all week and our other holiday activities will be listed on our website and in our Ezine.  Have a blessed and safe holiday season!
                                                                        Love & Blessings,

                                                                                Rev. Diana


What I love about you
Dear   _____________
1)     The things I love most about you are:
        2 ) If I could give you anything in the world, I would give you:
        3) The best times I ever had with you were:
4)     What I wish for you is:
                                          (your name)