In July 2005 representatives from Redeemer St. Clair Shores, MI and Pilgrim Decatur, IL met in Chicago at the first meeting of the fledgling United Lutheran Mission Association (ULMA). Much was accomplished. Were officially adopted. Eventually the intent. Of the association was drawn up, various papers. Covering doctrinal and practical issues, and a list of frequently asked questions. Recently a paper entitled Statement of Faith - A Basis of Fellowship. By the member congregations to the mission field.
I would like to share with you a sermon that will challenge you to think outside the box, but is right-on with the heart of the Advent season. Nadia Bolz-Weber is an ELCA pastor serving House for all Sinners and Saints in Denver CO. A thought-provoking and very real voice in today's Lutheran church. If you read her sermon, what stuck out to you? Did it make you uncomfortable? Did it challenge to to see Advent differently? I encourage you to think about how you can approach Advent differently this year.