This Sunday we will celebrate the tradition of “Las Posadas”. The roots of Las Posadas stretch deeply into Latin culture. It originated in Spain, but it’s been a yearly celebration throughout Mexico for over 400 years. The tradition commemorates Mary and Joseph’s difficult journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a warm place to stay the night. Posadas is Spanish for “lodgings” or “accommodations.”
We will also hold a special collection during the Offering for “The Christmas Fund” of the UCC. For over a century, the Christmas Fund for the Veterans of the Cross and the Emergency Fund has been a tangible expression of God’s love and light in the world. Year after year, United Church of Christ (UCC)
members and congregations have reached out in kindness, compassion, and gratitude to those who have faithfully shepherded our Church in the past and who now find themselves facing unexpected financial needs. The Christmas Fund is one of our “Five for Five” UCC offerings we take throughout the year.