December 16, 2022 Antoinette Richardson
The Staff of Forest Hill Church and I wish you a very Merry Christmas! We are blessed to be part of this great congregation. Your commitment to worship, to learning, to hospitality and to both the inner work of prayer and the outer work of justice give testimony to your faith, hope and love.
May you find a peace that passes all our understanding; a joy that lifts your spirit, a love that carries you through difficult moments. Remember that Christ was born. He knows the fullness of life, the moments of bliss and the moments of pain. May we all be mindful of others this season.
I hope you will be able to join us at one of the Christmas Eve services at 5:00 and 11:00. The early service will be for all ages, with a special focus on the children. The late service will be our community service featuring Eligie! If 11:00 is too late for you, make sure to tell your friends about it.
We will be worshiping on Christmas Day at 11:00. Come casually. We will sing hymns, read scripture, say our prayers and then head home!
God bless you this Christmas season! Christ is born! ~JohnTags: children, Christmas, Christmas Eve, faith, Worship
December 10, 2017 Peg Weissbrod
There was once a young preacher who was given this advice: If, in the middle of your sermon, you forget your train of thought, just step back, pound the podium, and repeat the title of the sermon – and that will get you back on track! Read the rest of this entry »Tags: acting, action, advent, beloved, Christmas, comfort, community, dis-ease, discomfort, ease, fear, hope, Isaiah 40:1-11, love, Mark 1:1-8, Right in Your Lap, tension, waiting
January 3, 2016 Peg Weissbrod
Happy New Year! This afternoon I shall turn on the television, watch the Steelers beat the Browns, and remove the ornaments from the tree, then the lights, and take the tree (which was one of the better ones we have ever had) to the tree lawn, where it will sit until Wednesday when it gets picked up for trash. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: beloved, beloved children of God, choice, Christmas, Ephesians 1, incarnation, January, John 1, New Year, star, tension, WH Auden
December 25, 2015 Peg Weissbrod
Back in the early 70s when I was a teenager my friends and I loved to get dropped off at Tyson Corner mall. It was one of the fist mega-malls. You had to go there to do your Christmas shopping. I will admit to you tonight, that one of my favorite stores at the mall was the sort-of-naughty Spencer’s. Is Spencer’s even still in business? Read the rest of this entry »Tags: Christmas, defiance, hope
November 29, 2015 Peg Weissbrod
Preparations for Christmas begin every year at this time. The season is called Advent, which means Coming. During this season we are to wait and watch and look for signs of the coming of God. We look for signs of Jesus – incarnation – God taking on flesh. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: advent, birth, change, Christmas, crossroads, fear, hope, Luke 21, pain, risk, staff, waiting