Ruth E. Hetland (Minnesota)
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The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means “God with us”). - Matthew 1:23 (NIV)
Advent may be the church season of beginnings, but in the northern hemisphere Advent occurs during a cold season in which very little in nature is pointing to burgeoning life. But life is there nonetheless. Deep under the ground, seeds are waiting for the warmth of the sun to bring...
"Discovery Weekend changed me. I now have a better and stronger relationship with God because of it. Also, it has changed our church because people from all grades got closer together." (Discovery Weekend is an Upper Room spiritual formation experience for middle schoolers).