Sunday, December 18: Peace – Shalom

(Reasoning by Pastor Sherry Petro-Surdel). Shalom is often translated as peace, but it is much more rich and complex. It is more than the absence of war. It means an absence of oppression and fear, and this applies to everyone. It is God’s dream manifested, “On earth...

Sunday, December 4: Love in the Womb

(Reasoning by Pastor Sherry Petro-Surdel). This Reasoning honors the Second Advent candle, Love. We celebrate within each of us the seed of love. In Hebrew as well as in Aramaic, compassion means womb. The heart of love is compassion.