Sundays @ 10:30 AM
This week’s message from our Pastor:
Whether you like it or not, the countdown to Christmas has begun. Some people, like me, have been listening to Christmas music at least for the last month. Although, I usually listen to it at least 2 other random times during the year. Some people, started decorating the week of thanksgiving, but others were reluctant to do so. Walmart has had Christmas decorations since August. By this time of the year, our calendars are filling up very quickly with celebrations, gatherings, school events, family events, church events, and job events. We know Christmas happens every year. We know there will be lights and presents. And we know that on December 26th everything goes away. Is there anything new we can add to Christmas? What else is there to learn? What else is there get us excited? I think it is time to unwrap Christmas. We have gotten so used to this holiday, that we put it in a box each year and don’t open it until this time. We put it by the Christmas tree and on December 26th, we put it back in the box and wrap it again to open it next year. What if we unwrapped Christmas and left it out for good? Join us during the Sundays of Advent as we unwrap Christmas together. The Sermon series “Unwrapping Christmas” will lead us to rethink what Christmas means. It may help us reconnect to Christ in a different way. Worship with us on Sundays at 10:30am and let’s get ready to celebrate Christmas in a new way. This Sunday, we will be reading Isaiah 9:2-7. We will look at the words of the prophet and their meaning for us today. Then, comeback in the afternoon for the Sing-along movie “White Christmas” at 4pm.
Next week Sunday we will have the guest group “Crystal Clear” from the Childbloom guitar program playing during worship at 10:30am. Then, come back for Cookies and Carols at 4pm. Everyone is welcome to bring a Christmas treat to share and enjoy. Bring cookies, cake, eggnog (no alcohol) or any other Christmas treat to enjoy together. We will have hotdogs for the children, so they don’t fill up on sugar alone. Then, the praise team will lead us singing carols and celebrating the season. This is a great event to bring friends, neighbors, families, and everyone who wants to enjoy the holidays.
The Session of our church is calling a Congregational Meeting for December 9th after worship. The purpose of the meeting will be to approve Pastor Juan’s changes to his terms of call. While there is no direct financial impact on the church, any changes to how the pastor designates housing allowance has to be approved by the congregation.
Let’s BLOW them out!! The property ministry team is asking anyone who has leaf blowers, to come early on Sunday to help us blow the leaves off the parking lot. We want to clean up our church as we get ready for the holidays. Come around 10am or before and blow the leaves off an area of the parking lot. We appreciate your help.
Finally, Save-the-date for “A Merry Christmas Stop-in” at the Herrera House on December 15th. Stop by at anytime from 3-6pm for refreshments and fellowship. There is no need to bring gifts. We just want to open the doors of our home to our church family and enjoy time together.
Dios Los Bendiga! God Bless You!!