Advent: Hope

Dear Mosaic Family,

I can't believe it, but people already have their Christmas trees up! Thanksgiving has come and gone, and Advent season is upon us. If you aren't familiar with Advent, it's like Lent, but before Christmas instead of Easter. The word "Advent" comes from the Latin word "Adventus," meaning "coming" or "arrival. It begins the 4th Sunday before Christmas and ends on Christmas Day. Advent is a celebration of the first coming of Jesus and the anticipation of his second coming.

For the next four Sundays, we will meditate on the liturgical Advent themes: Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace. Tomorrow, we'll look at the story of Zechariah and Elizabeth, two faithful, God-fearing and God-loving saints, who had devoted their whole lives to serving the Lord selflessly. However, despite all of their faithfulness and all of their prayers, they didn't have any kids, though they desperately longed to. They begged God and begged God, but all they got in response was silence. The situation seemed utterly hopeless... until God showed up. 

Join us tomorrow as we meditate on Luke 1, and remind ourselves that through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit, God the Father can turn hopeless despair into hope-filled joy. 

Praying for you,
Pastor Jan



Holiday Services. Sunday, Dec. 24 and Sunday, Dec. 31, 11:15 a.m. Mosaic Boston Brookline will be holding ONE service at 11:15 a.m. on the Sundays of Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 and New Years Eve, Dec. 31. Both will be family-friendly services, and Mini Mosaic will not be offered.

Full Childcare at 9:30 & 11:15. Mini Mosaic is growing! We are now offering full childcare for nursery, preschool and elementary children in the 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. services. The nursery classroom will now be open to newborns.

Mosaic Youth Group. Every Sunday, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 9:30service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!

Pre-service Prayer. Join us in the upper hallway of the Temple Ohabei Shalom for a time of pre-service prayer on Sundays at 8:45AM and 4:30PM. It's an opportunity for us to pray for the church, the city, and the world.

Mosaic Boston App. Did you know Mosaic has an app? You can download it here

Mini-Mosaic Performance. Sunday, December 17, 9:30 a.m.
Our kiddos in Mini Mosaic will be performing a special Christmas song during the 9:30 a.m. service. Come and be encouraged! 

College Lunch. Sunday, December 3, 1 p.m.
Our next college lunch will take place after the 11:15 service. Come for a time of food, discussion and fellowship with other students.

Songs for Sunday. If you would like to know what we'll be singing on Sunday (so you can be ready to sing your heart out!) you can find the playlist here

Give to Fund the Mission. Giving is a joyful and sacrificial act of worship to our Lord, who has given everything to us and for us. We offer you the opportunity to invest in God's mission here. The easiest way to give your tax-deductible gift is through our secure portal on our website, found here.