Dear Faith Des Peres Friends,

This Sunday we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent. The decorations are up, including the tree, and we’ll light the Advent candles. I love this time of the year in the church. The sanctuary is a peaceful place and one of respite in the middle of a crazy season. I hope you will take time to celebrate the reason for the season with us. We’ve put together a video highlighting the season and series that you can find on Facebook here. Please take the time to share it with friends on your timeline. Many people are looking for a place to worship at this time of the year. I hope you’ll extend a hand of hospitality to them and assure them that everyone is welcome here, all the time.

Before church at 9:30 we’re offering something different called “Coffee and Coloring”. We’ve purchased some fabulous coloring posters that highlight our theme; now we just need to people to color them! If you want to destress or just have some fun, come at 9:30 for coffee and coloring.

And finally, I want to express a word of thanks to Kathy Sherrick and Whitney Payne for last Sunday’s Thanksgiving feast, and to Dianne Modrell and Elizabeth Pribor for spearheading this year’s giving tree. There are still ornaments on the tree. You can take one on Sunday. All unwrapped gifts are due back on December 4.

I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving, and I look forward to seeing you on Sunday.