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What Is Advent?

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What Is Advent? The word "Advent" is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning "coming," which is a translation of the Greek word parousia. Scholars believe that during the 4th and 5th centuries in Spain and Gaul, Advent was a season of preparation for the baptism of new Christians at the January feast of Epiphany, the celebration of God's incarnation represented by t...

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Undivided: Segregation and Systems

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Segregation and Systems - The Civil Rights Era to Now In the final Undividedhistory video, we see how segregation, voter suppression, and housing laws were overcome during the Civil Rights era, only to be replaced with continued systems of injustice. As we have learned these last three weeks, God calls us to action against injustice - to "Do justice, love mercy, and walk...

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Undivided: Undermining Freedom

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Undermining Freedom - Understanding Reconstruction and Jim Crow As part oftheUndividedseries, here is a second video addressingSouth Carolina's past andwhat happened after the Civil War to undermine the freedom of African Americans. We hope you find it enlightening and challenging as we continue to examine how we ought to think about racism, justice, and reconciliation fo...

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Undivided: History vs. Nostalgia

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History vs. Nostalgia - South Carolina's Racist Past As part ofthe Undivided series, we want to highlight a video that addressesSouth Carolina's past and how South Carolina pastors defended slavery. We hope you find it enlightening and challenging as we continue to examine how we ought to think about racism, justice, and reconciliation for our church and our city.Thanks t...

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Some Resources on Racism and Justice

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The conversation of racism and justice is one we want to enter into as a church body, so we've compiled a set of resources to help us all learn more about the topics of racism and justice. While there are many more resources we could share, these things to watch, things to read, and things to do are a great starting point. Things ToWatch Dr. Tony Evans Speaks from His ...

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Resurrection Sunday | Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

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Readings The Resurrection - Matthew 28:120, John 20:131 Video Reflection Jesus is alive! As you worship God today, reflect on these Christ's resurrection by reading these lyrics from Christ is Risen, He Is Risen Indeed by Keith and Kristyn Getty. How can it be, the One who died,Has born our sin through sacrificeTo conquer every sting of death?Sing, sing hallelujah.F...

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Good Friday | Jesus Paid It All

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Readings Jesus is Betrayed by Judas and Arrested - Matthew 26:4756; Mark 14:4352; Luke 22:4753; John 18:212Jesus has an Informal Hearing before Annas - Matthew 26:57, 5968; Mark 14:53, 5565; Luke 22:6371Peter Denies Jesus - Matthew 26:58, 6975; Mark 14:54, 6672; Luke 22:5462; John 18:1518, 2527Pilate Questions Jesus and Sends Him to Herod Antipas - Matthew 27:1114; Mark 1...

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