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Rev Jade Ableitner reflects on her first Advent as a minister

Rev Jade Ableitner was ordained and inducted this year into Eaglesham Parish Church in East Renfrewshire. Here she reflects on her first Advent in her new role and the hope which Jesus offers us all.

"Things won't be just as they were before, notably having to sing with masks on. But God still hears our voices sing out to Him in worship, and we sense that togetherness as we meet in the safest possible way. We do this all because we are called to love God and love one another.

"The hope we have in this baby boy born in a manger, is a life-changing gift. In this season of Advent we prepare to receive that hope found in Christ, so that our lives can serve Him and be changed for the better. My sermon on the first Sunday of Advent was entitled 'Hope will shine on', and I pray that you will accept the hope found in Jesus Christ, so that His light can shine on in you."

Read her reflection on our website.

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