Advent 2023

The Holidays are upon us! When I say “upon us,” I mean it in the same sense as, “the Philistines are upon us!” The page is barely allowed to turn on Thanksgiving before America’s version of Christmas crashes the party wearing a Santa hat and offering deep discounts. The food Read more…

Advent Feast 2023

Historically, Advent has been a season where the church looks forward, with longing, to the second coming of Christ. Advent kicks off the church year with sober reflection about the ache of waiting that, by God’s grace, gives way to Christmas joy.  At Providence, we hold an annual Advent feast Read more…


In order to see how delightful God’s
solution, we must see the gravity of the situation. Advent serves us in this way, by reminding us
of the ongoing nature of our need and the hopelessness of man-made solutions to solve the
dilemma so that, when God’s gift arrives on Christmas morning, we will be primed and ready to