With all the commercialism, decorations, sales, and hype surrounding Christmas many have questioned whether Christmas still matters. While full of activity, food, and gifts, the holiday celebrations leave those celebrating feeling empty, alone, and numb. Maybe you’ve experienced the Post-Christmas Recovery that many bloggers write about after December 25.
Sundays in December | 10:30am
This December we will spend our five Sunday’s together and our Community Christmas Eve Service learning about how God’s presents at the first Christmas still matter in the present.
Long-Awaited Present | Sunday, December 2
Do you feel barren? Have you been waiting for God’s promise? Elizabeth & Zachariah received the long-awaited present of a son, John. “They had no children, because Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years.” Discover the joy of a Long-Awaited Present.
Present Purpose | Sunday, December 9
Do you feel empty? Have you been seeking meaning and significance in life? Mary & Joseph were young and just getting started. They weren’t sure what their life would hold, but then an Angel appeared and said, “Do not be afraid… For nothing is impossible with God.” Discover the significance of knowing God’s Present Purpose.
God Present | Sunday, December 16
Do you feel alone? Have you been struggling to find someone to love you unconditionally? God gave His law and all its requirements with the plan of fulfilling them in the life of Jesus. Jesus was called Emmanuel, which means, “God with us.” Discover the friend-of-friends revealed in God Present.
Present Hope | Sunday, December 23
Do you feel hopeless? Have you been stuck in a difficult hopeless situation? God revealed His message of Hope to the lowliest in Jerusalem, the shepherds. This hopeless band of misfits, were the first to experience Jesus and the first to spread word that, “Hope is born!” Discover Present Hope for your journey.
Small Package Present | Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve, 7-8pm
Do you feel like you’ve been dealt a bad hand? Have you wondered why God would allow you to suffer so much? In the birth of Jesus the humble, lowly, and meek were chosen to inherit the Kingdom of God. Discover that the best Presents Come in Small Packages.
Present World | Sunday, December 30
Do you feel like we are living in a world consumed with presents? Have you wondered how a 2000 year old story has anything to do with your life today? Through the story of the Wise Men, God opened up His plan of salvation for the whole world. Discover how the three gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh show God’s plan for the Present World.