A Preaching Invitation on Sunday, December 9

Do you have a 1-2 minute story about someone who showed you the “way of peace”?

Someone who showed you what answering hate with reconciling love looks like?
What did they do? How has it changed you?

One of the great joys I’ve had is working with the congregation to make a sermon together.  I am looking for some partners who might join me in preaching on Sunday, December 9 for our Offering of Gifts Sunday.

The scripture for the day is the Song of Zechariah (Luke 1:67-79).  Zechariah sings a song of praise on the birth of his son John who will prepare the way for Jesus.  As Zechariah praises the one “who will guide our feet into the path of peace”, today we’ll light the candle of peace and remember our call as followers of Jesus to be peacemakers.

Tell me, send me, show me your 2 minute stories by December 2 and together we’ll offer a gift to share of hope, peace – and inspiration!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Peter Ilgenfritz, pilgenfritz@universityucc.org