God wove the changing of the seasons into the fabric of creation. Day turns into night which turns into day. Spring turns into summer which turns into fall which turns into winter which turns into spring.
In the first months of the year, people who have been elected to local church leadership begin their new ministry roles. The Desert Southwest Conference recognizes the importance of these church leaders and the importance of training them on the disciplinary duties of the local church administrative committees.
Advent is the time in the church year when we wait and anticipate. It seems like we have had plenty of practice at waiting this year. We have lived in such a different world as we have stayed home and stayed physically distanced from each other.
I have to admit to you that the first time I tried to read the Bible myself, it wasn’t a very good experience. I was in college and in my late teens and by the time, I got to the Book of Leviticus, I closed it and said this is not for me. Now, if you look at one of my Bibles, you will see it highlighted and marked up with notes.