Christmas 2021

Welcome to A Scarlet Cord of Hope, the 2021 advent series of University Fellowship Church Women. The narratives on this page tell how God wove hope from creation to the creche and how He continues to point us to the final fulfillment of hope in the one-day-soon second coming of Jesus Christ. Author Jaime Sherman drew from biblical, Jewish, and historical sources as she penned this series. Scripture is taken from the English Standard Version unless otherwise noted.

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Sin, Separation, and a Promise

Yesterday we lingered with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to celebrate God’s original plan for humankind, knowing that the peace of the garden would be quickly disrupted by the Creator’s enemy, one disguised in snakeskin and armed with questions to instill doubt about God’s goodness. Now we turn the page to Genesis 3 and meet this cold-blooded reptile that was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the LORD God had made (Genesis 3:1). And we grieve the first sin.

A Peaceful Garden

Our month-long journey to the manger begins in the first chapters of God’s written Word as He speaks this spinning sphere into a perfect and peaceful existence. We are pulled into a story of light banishing darkness…

A Scarlet Cord of Hope

Welcome to A Scarlet Cord of Hope, the 2021 advent series of University Fellowship Church Women written and read by Jaime Sherman, who penned our Christmastime narratives from biblical, Jewish, and historical sources to tell how God wove hope from creation to the creche and who continues to point us to the final fulfillment of hope in the one-day-soon second coming of Jesus Christ.

Eyes Fixed on the Goodness of God

Happy Thanksgiving Week, Friends! We are touched that you are taking a few precious minutes to pause in the busyness of holiday preparations to be with us. Today we’re sharing a written (and audio!) post by Jaime Sherman on the practice of fixing our eyes on the goodness of God. The feature also includes a look ahead to our advent series, Thanksgiving songs to enjoy this week, sections to read from the Bible, reflection questions, and a brief look at the first Thanksgiving in the New World 400 years ago.

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Author Bio

Jaime Sherman is a writer and editor for ufcwomen.blog but most importantly a child of the King of kings, the wife of one amazing man for nearly 20 years, and mama of five girls and one boy. Jaime first began “writing” when she was 9 months old. Holding a pencil correctly and copying the movements of her mama, she scribbled her first lines. Then as a toddler, she mimicked her newspaper reporter grandad and pastor daddy, who often had pens and 3×5 cards at the ready to take notes. At 16, she pursued a future as a newspaper reporter and editor, and while she enjoyed reporting for local papers and teaching writing, her true passion began to unfold in 2006 while studying the life of Abraham and the other patriarchs of faith from Hebrews 11. Strongly influenced by her grandfather’s information-gathering skills, the storytelling of Francine Rivers, and the devotional writing of Ann Voskamp, Jaime now spends quiet moments — and not so quiet moments — each day pouring over biblical, Jewish, and historical accounts to bring the stories of the Bible alive for her sisters in Christ. Her prayer is that you, too, would fall in love with God’s Word but even more so with the One Who gives hope in this sin-scarred world — Jesus Christ.


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