Sunday, December 29th, 2019 – First Sunday after Christmas

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Three reflection questions:
1) What is God encouraging you to leave behind? 
What are you holding on to that is keeping you from living the abundant life that God desires for you? 
(Maybe it’s a prayer for healthy habits, or a habit that is holding you back, or a grudge you are holding against someone or even yourself.)
2) What are the ways that we participate in systems that do not provide the same opportunities for everyone?
(You could think big and look for ways to engage in political or churchwide causes, but if that is too overwhelming, maybe it’s doing something nice for or offering a word of encouragement to someone you know that is struggling.  It doesn’t take much to change someones day.)
3) What are some ways that you can nurture relationships or create an environment to foster your gifts that can be shared with others?
(This could be taking time to invest in deepening your prayer life and relationship with God, or finding ways to share your God given gifts with the larger congregation or community.)