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Annual Congregational Meeting
Session is planning for our
Annual Congregational Meeting to be held on Sunday, January 15,
after worship. We are looking forward to meeting in person in the sanctuary for the first time in
three years. This meeting will include the election of elders to serve on Session and a discussion
about the next steps for the members of Briargate Presbyterian Church.

This Advent our theme for is From Generation to Generation
“The stories, scriptures, and traditions of the Christmas season have been passed down to
us throughout the generations. Many of us enter this season with a swell of memories and
emotions as vast as the cultural and religious rituals this holiday holds. Like a tapestry woven
throughout time, the Christmas story weaves us in—to remember how God has shown up in the
past, to continue the work of collective liberation, to behold the presence of God in flesh and

Our Advent theme is also a call to action: what are we being called to generate or bring
forth? What have your ancestors and those who have come before you passed on for you to
continue? Considering the many ways we embody, remember, and tell the story of Christ’s birth,
which rituals hold the most meaning for you? What about this season will you pass on to the next

From Generation to Generation… reminds us of the ways our lives, histories, actions, and
stories are interconnected and woven together. The work of God is always unfolding—in and
through us. This Advent, may you remember that you belong—to a story etched into the
wrinkles of time, to generations that have come before and will come after, to a love that won’t
let you go.” from the introduction to From Generation to Generation by Sanctified Art.

This Advent we will follow all the humans who were involved in the chronological
storyline of events leading up to and following the birth of Christ. Their stories were passed on
from one generation to the next until they reached. We hope to gain a better understanding of
what came before us, what we have inherited, and what we will pass on to future generations.

Once again,
we will participate in making a Warm and Fuzzy Tree during Advent. You may
bring socks, mittens, scarves, hats, sweat shirts, sweaters, jackets, and coats (everything except
the socks can be gently used, but not torn or stained). Or you may make a donation by writing a
check to Briargate and putting Warm and Fuzzy Tree in the memo section. For more
information contact Valerie Holmes.

The Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 18, we will have a BRUNCH in the Fellowship Hall
at 11:00 am with a devotion, prayer, a couple of carols, and the offering.

Our Christmas Eve service on Saturday, December 24 will be at 4:00 pm instead of 7:00 pm.
We have many members who do not drive when it's dark. We decided to move the service earlier
so that people can be home before dark. This service will include readings from the story of the
birth of Jesus, Carols, and Communion.

Sunday, Christmas Day, December 25, we will have a regular Sunday morning service which
will include Carols and a short sermon.

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