Our Star!

The star reminds us of God’s promise.

Drivers whirling down Interstate 95 now have a holiday focal point to guide their travel. Last week, we continued a 38-year-old tradition by lighting the Advent star with a program that included music and poetry and prayer.

The light shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. This is the message of the Advent star, which reminds us of Jesus, the bright and Morning Star. It is the star of promise, the star of fulfillment, and the star of hope. Jesus said, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life.”

In 1978, several months before Christmas, Floyd Cook, a maintenance employee, decided that Westminster Canterbury Richmond’s rooftop needed a Christmas star. Floyd and his co-workers created our 16-foot star, outlined with outdoor light bulbs. Since then, every December, this star is readied by our Engineering staff for all of Interstate 95 travelers to see.

Our community is dedicated to supporting the Richmond area community in a wide variety of ways. Your donations to Westminster Canterbury Foundation’s Fellowship Fund help area seniors-in-need by providing essential services such as food, shelter and medical care. To find out more information on how your philanthropy supports this initiative and how to make a gift, please contact Gayle Haglund, Director Resource Development, at (804 264-6702 or ghaglund@wcrichmond.org.

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