It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is behind us (except for the leftover turkey!) and now December is here and with it the joy and wonders of the season of Advent and Christmas!
We had a great turnout at our Hanging of the Greens and Fried Chicken Luncheon on November 20, and now our church is decorated festively for the season. We want to express our thanks to Mike and Denise Carpenter and the Family Life Committee, and to Rita Crossley and Beverly Wells for coordinating our Hanging of the Greens efforts and all the men, women, and youth who pitched in to help complete it.
Because of the commercial indispensability of Christmas, it will remain with us as a secular festival. As such ,the true meaning of Christmas remains hidden to those outside the faith. But the story of our Savior Jesus’ birth and the good news of God’s love for us as told in the beautiful Christmas carols heard throughout December give us a great opportunity to invite and include our unchurched neighbors, friends, and family, to come and share in the joy and wonders of this holy season. In recent weeks and months, our church has been blessed with many first time visitors. So look through our church calendar for December and take advantage of the many beautiful worship services, including our Choir Cantata, the Christmas Eve service, and even our new service this year, College Student Sunday on January 1, and get out of your comfort zone and invite and encourage others to come and join us here at our Church.
God gave us the greatest gift of all – His Son, Jesus, and God’s gift is too great to keep to ourselves!
Love in Christ,