Being Mindful of the Season of Advent

We have entered into the Season of Advent, the beginning of a new year in the church when we are all expectantly waiting for Christmas. Many people are waiting for something specific to happen: a family that has a child with cancer awaits test results; another family stands vigil while an elder begins the journey home.

Readers Share Spirit and Taste of Christmas

For a number of years, The Messenger has asked readers to send in their favorite recipes so that we can publish them before all of the holiday bakers have finished their labors. This year is no exception. We have received recipes from all over the diocese.

We thank you for sharing your recipes, and in some cases, the stories that go with them. Happy measuring, stirring, baking and tasting!