Friday, November 12, 2010

Perspectives from the Field: Using Holidays as an Opening to a Conversation

Happy Thanksgiving!

As we transition from Fall to Winter, we also shift into the Advent season followed by lots of holidays. Sometimes those holidays can be a way to open a bigger conversation about what Christmas is really about, that starting a new life (in Christ) rather than just starting another new year. Other larger conversations include keeping an open mind and looking at diversity, in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day; looking at the intersection of God & nation as we celebrate President’s Day; and understanding the Greatest Love on Valentine’s Day.

No matter the season, God’s love is always there for us. With God in our lives, every day is going to be special and worth celebrating.

by Mark Whitaker
Youth & Young Adult Director and Communications Coordinator
Avondale United Methodist Church in Kansas City MO (North of the River)
Advisory Board for youTheology / Marketing Coordinator
Loving God, Loving Neighbor

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