Often we think of January 1 as a time to make resolutions. A time for promises about what we commit ourselves to in the new year. This can put us in a place of reflecting on our own shortcomings; last year’s untouched resolutions and broken places in our lives we haven’t found the courage, will or way to conquer. In worship this Sunday, New Year’s Eve Day, Associate Pastor Jill Sander-Chali invites us to consider that it is God who makes covenant with us and that’s a promise that we can count on: a promise of God’s presence, hope, and new life.
December 31, 2017: A Covenant Service