A Ministerial Message: Southampton & Mount Hope United Churches

In the Church world it’s New Year’s Eve – it is the end of the year, the final Sunday before we begin again in Advent,” says Rev. Heather Davies, “One of the things that I love about church time is that it is not chronological, it is seasonal.  We move from Advent to Christmas, to Epiphany, to Lent, to Easter, to Pentecost, to Reign of Christ ….every year, we turn a circle in time.  It is like a perpetual do-over, we get to return every year and try again, with the Advent of God with us, Emmanuel and then the light coming into darkness in Epiphany, our penitential time of Lent to building toward the resurrection and what was once dead is alive again – Hallelujah and Happy Easter.”