401 SE 15th Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301

Looking Ahead

Dear Friends,

I must admit, as of this time, Amy and I do not yet have a Christmas tree, and I am feeling behind. How interesting. We have not yet officially begun the season of Advent and it feels as though the season is beginning to slip by me. I am not ready. But what does that even mean?

The season of Advent is a season of waiting, but not in the idle sense. It is a season to prepare as we ready ourselves for the celebration of Christ’s coming into the world. What preparations will you make? With the entire season before us, we have the opportunity to choose right now how we will spend our time. Will we spend it fulfilling the worldly expectations that are projected onto us? Or will we spend it preparing our hearts? 

I hope you will join us as we begin our weekly “Journey Through Advent.”  Through the study of art, music, and the Word, we will prepare ourselves together for the coming of the Christ child.

I look forward to seeing you this Sunday in worship as we explore what it means to be “ready for Christmas” in the Christian sense. If you have time you will find it helpful to read Mark 13: 24-37. 

Construction alert: Now through Friday, December 8, 2017, the City will be installing the finishing touches to SE 15th Ave. and along streets within the Colee Hammock neighborhood (SE 12th, 13th, and 16th Avenues.). 

Construction will take place Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. along Las Olas Blvd. between SE 11th to SE 15th Avenues to repurpose the street with temporary materials to provide bike lanes, pedestrian crossings, designated loading and unloading zones during off-peak hours, and designated ride share pick-up and drop-off areas during peak hours.


See you there,

Nic Merchant