Alliance for Renewal Churches Newsletter

December 2011



We're keeping it simple this month.  We hope you'll take the time to read Mike Sares' thoughts on Advent below, and we'll be back with more news and info on the upcoming ARC Annual Conference in the new year!

God bless you richly this Christmas season! 


Vision Letter from Ned Berube & Mike Sares:


Dear brothers and sisters,


I'd like to take a fresh path with these ARC monthly updates and introduce and highlight some of the other leaders in the ARC.


I recently read Mike Sares' newsletter for December and he brought up the church calendar, Advent in particular.

I like his reference to Isaiah and festival keeping and it's one of the things I like about the church calendar. It presses us to focus on the things that truly shape our worship--like the Incarnation, and the Resurrection, and the outpouring of the Spirit as the new covenant community is launched on its mission. Advent and Lent are preparation times to re-engage these central truths and the Realities that they hearken once again.  (read more)

calendar imageARC Calendar of Events




February 3-4  

Mini-Conference @ 

Tampa Covenant Church in Tampa, FL

April 8, 2012 - Easter

April 17-18 - MMC Meetings

April 19 - Assembly of Elders

April 20-12 - Annual Conference