Dear Friends of Faith Des Peres,

This Sunday we’ll celebrate Epiphany which will officially bring the Christmas season to an end. Every year I’m surprised at how long it takes the Wise Men to get to Bethlehem since the stores already have Valentine’s merchandise on display! The Wise Men have something important to teach us about inclusiveness, acceptance, and working with people who are different than us. I hope you’ll be here Sunday to hear this important and timely message.


I want to thank everyone who contributed their time and talents to make the Advent and Christmas season so special. The Worship Arts Center, the choir, the bell choir, the greeters and liturgists, the kids and Clare and Sydney – there are so many people who gave of themselves. Thank you, thank, thank you! It was really a special time. (And let’s not forget about Santa!) There are pictures on the church’s Facebook page that I encourage you to look at if you haven’t yet seen them.


And finally, there are some things happening at the church in January, including a speaker on the 21st talking about transgender individuals. Mark your calendar; it’s sure to be educational.


See you Sunday,