top of page
joy3.jpg

Established 1831

Whoever you are, wherever you are on life's journey, you are welcome here!

Donate
About

About Us

Located in South Newbury Village, just off State route 103, the South Newbury Union Church gathers for worship, learning, fellowship, and service to our community and the world. 

Leaf Pattern Design

Sunday,
February 18
2024

9:30 AM Service

 

 

Pat Oakes, Lay Preacher

Connie Beal, Music Director 

 Keira Rand, Liturgist

Notice

Food Pantry

Give us a call at 603-938-5369

Left over dinners are donated to the "Free Fridge" at Sweet Beet Market in Bradford

Coffee Hour 1st-3rd Sundays

Next Communion is on 

December 3rd

Pastor's  Office Hours will be Thursday's from noon to 2:30pm, stop in!

 

       Jesus is the Reason for the Season

 

We have heard these words, seen them on bumper stickers and t-shirts, put on tiny little pins or hand beaded bracelets but what does this Jesus really mean for us as we reflect each day this advent on the coming of our Lord.  To say he is the reason, begs the question the reason for what? Could it be commercialism, overspending , excessive drinking, sadness and mourning? If we think about the Bible’s meaning of season it is a special particular time that God is working in the world. As we are reminded in the book of Ecclesiastes “there is a time season  to plant and reap and live and die, time for war and time for peace”. Jesus’s season is very different, or is it? “God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world , but that the world through him might be saved. “ The reason is that through Jesus the world might be saved. God’s Shekinah Glory came upon her (Mary) and the most high overshadowed her and for that reason the holy offspring will be called the Son of God. (Luke 1:35) And that’s the reason ,God in the form of Jesus will be walking among us feeling our pain, wiping our tears, giggling with joy and smiling at the face of a child. He came to live out life in all its fullness, in the fullness of time. And the reason for this is so we too can ask Jesus  and the Holy Spirit to dwell within us , mature in us, and  be new birth in us  . Then we can live out our live’s as a true disciple, in the Christmas season and in all seasons, giving and loving, forgiving and sharing, and bearing each others burdens. We born in Christ are his hands and feet in the world. So the world through him might be saved. Jesus is not only the reason for this season, but for all the seasons in our life, as savior, comforter and friend. 

A Savior is Born

Pastor Cyndie Dandrea

Follow us on Social Media!

  • Facebook
bottom of page