Sunday, December 1  FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

WORLD AIDS DAY

The theme for the 2019 observance is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community”.

Find opportunities in your local church or community to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS. In your prayer time today, remember those who are suffering from HIV/AIDS. Support the work of organizations such as www.balmingilead.org and https://www.oikoumene.org/en/what-we-do/ehaia

Rejoice in God’s Faithfulness

I Chronicles 15:1-3, 14-16, 25-29a (end with “dancing”) NRSV

David also commanded the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their kindred as the singers to play on musical instruments, on harps and lyres and cymbals, to raise loud sounds of joy.  (1 Chronicles 15:16)

The response to the Advent of the Christ is joyful celebration, even in the midst of suffering, pain, and injustice because he is our HOPE