The theme of last Sunday was Joy! We definitely had joy in the service and then socializing with each other on the patio. Groups of people who are there for each other are so important. We come into peace and wholeness together. Joy is a core expression of God, and hope is given through Jesus. He lives within us, and we are never alone. I helped get the Education Opportunities brochure edited and passed out last weekend. I think the theme of joy is reflected when we attend the classes with others. We learn together and have someone we can talk to about the themes learned. We can reflect on our own experiences and how we can move forward with this new information. Rejoice in the Lord always! I hope you have a wonderful holiday with friends and family as you celebrate the birth of Jesus and prepare for a new year. Reflections from Deborah Kelly. Share your reflections with firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know your thoughts.