We know that this world is not what God intended. Where is the peace, the shalom, the universal flourishing that Jesus’ Kingdom should bring? Do the normal distractions of the holiday season, the decorations, the gifts, the busyness, the glitz, do they really help comfort our souls?
Advent ( Adviento ) is the four week season of preparation for the arrival of Jesus to this world centuries ago. During this season we reflect on the expectation and anticipation of the light that was promised to enter the dark and suffering world through Jesus’ birth and the introduction of his Kingdom. This Advent we will be looking at the classic themes of hope, peace, joy and love that are made possible through Jesus’ birth and ultimately through Jesus’ Second Coming. It will be a time to reflect on the injustice and darkness that can overwhelm us today, and how the prophets of old cried out in anticipation that Jesus’ arrival brings hope that things are changing.
Esperanza, paz, alegría y amor…
….Hope, peace, joy and love.
Everyday Church is working together to provide uniforms for under-resourced kids who attend Baychester Middle School in the Bronx. One of our members, Liz Leebens, is one of the founding principals of the school. We would love to support the very important works she and her teachers do each day with the students. Our dream is to provide enough shirts and pants to cover the school’s need for the next year. Each shirt costs around $10 and each pair of pants around $20. We would love to provide 25 shirts and 25 pants for Baychester.
- When: Sunday Nov 12th at 6:30 PM
- Where: At La Puerta Estrecha 161 Sherman Ave.
- Who: All are welcome! Worship will be led by Trinity Grace Church
We’re embarking on an exciting journey as a family for the next 40 days, and hope that you will join us. The “I Was A Stranger” / Fui Extranjero, prayer challenge, is a mission to understand God’s heart for immigrants and our role in bringing Shalom to our broken world.
Here’s how it works:
Each day, read the scripture, and pray for understanding in how God wants you to respond to His Word. Ask him how he is calling you and Everyday Church to radically love our neighbors. Be open and ready to hear from Him, and lean into the mission He has chosen us to partner with him in.
Will you accept the challenge?
We hope you will. Each time we’ve embarked on a church-wide prayer challenge, we’ve seen God show up powerfully in the lives of his people, and we’re expecting nothing less in the 40 days to come. We have no idea where God might be calling us to change and serve his people, but we’re committed to following his leading.
Praying for you and this next 40 days that God would use us to heal and comfort our broken world by loving immigrants, strangers, outsiders and everyone around us – our neighbors – as we love ourselves.
Get the daily prayer verses in English and Spanish below:
“When a foreigner lives with you in your land, don’t take advantage of him. Treat the foreigner the same as a native. Love him like one of your own. Remember that you were once foreigners in Egypt. I am God, your God.”
Leviticus 19:33-34 (MSG)
As believers, we’ve heard Jesus’ command, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matt. 19:19) and yet for many followers of Jesus, we don’t even know our own neighbors. How can we love them if we don’t know their stories, their pain, and their strengths? If we don’t know them, how can we work together with our neighbors to bring shalom to our neighborhood?
Join us this morning at 11 am as we launch our new teaching series which will challenge us as a church to consider how God is calling us to love our neighbors and our neighborhood.
4862 Broadway NY, NY at 11:00 am.