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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them. Matthew 18:20

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I am honored to be asked to participate in this year’s Advent devotional booklet.

For our December 2017 Pub Theology, it was a special night with Dr. Charles Staples and Drew Willson performing Christmas carols at a sing-along. The discussion for the evening was the significance of Christmas carols.

I have witnessed over the years that when two or more Methodists gather, someone has to bring the refreshments. How awesome is it that we meet at Ardent Brewery and share Belmont Pizza. On this particular night over 80 people were in attendance.

It was a cold and blustery night as we gathered under the tent, shoulder to shoulder to stay warm. We sang our favorite Christmas Carols. Mathew 18:20 is the foundation of Pub theology: “where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.”

As the Advent season approaches, family and friends are gathering together to celebrate and anticipate the birth of Jesus Christ.

This particular night was magical. The blistering wind shocked the tent, and although snow is rare in Richmond in early December, sleet and snow pelted the tent for an everlasting memory.

Dear Lord, thank you for bringing our church together, as we gather together to celebrate the Advent season and the coming of Jesus Christ.

See you at Pub Theology this December.

Jack Berry

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