Advent: Love

Dear Mosaic Family,

The phrase "Jesus loves you" has been tossed around so much in this country, that it's become kind of a tired, trite, meaningless cliché. Just for kicks, try telling your non-Christian friend, hey, "Jesus loves you," how do you think they'll respond? After being initially weirded out that you even broached the topic of "God" with them, most likely, their reaction will go something like: "Ok, cool... that's nice... so what?!" That's kind of the problem with Christmas. Perhaps because it comes around every year, or perhaps we've just heard the message so often, we kind of take the Christmas reality of God's love for granted. This is unfortunate, because God's love is the most shocking fact in the universe.

As we continue our Advent series tomorrow, we'll look at the second theme of Advent: God's Love. We'll be delving into the spiritual practice of growing in God's love, because if you live like you're loved (because you are), you become unstoppable. 

Join us tomorrow as we meditate on Luke 1, and remind ourselves of God's shocking love.  

Praying for you,
Pastor Jan

Announcements:

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! 

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. 

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