Christmas is not “happy, happy, joy, joy” for everyone. Further, this season reminds some of someone missed, a lost loved one, an “empty nest,” a broken relationship. So we recognize the mixed feelings of Christmas in our Longest Night worship experience. Join us in person or online for a time to share in one another’s Christmas struggles on Saturday, December 21 at 7:00PM in our worship center. #blue #christmas #sadness
Isn’t joy the same thing as happiness? And if it is, chasing after it just leads to disappointment, right? Furthermore, I am too busy to be joyful just now. Perhaps I can fit it in between gifts on Christmas? So it goes. Yet find joy is a core message of Christmas! This Sunday we will talk about joy and finding more of it. Join us at 11am in person or online. #christmas #joy
We celebrate the arrival of the Magi from the East, often referred to as wise men. What can we learn about them from Matthew 2:1-12? Furthermore, having learned about them, what does it mean for us today? So we transition to this New Year with a word about wisdom. Join us Sunday; we will explore the Magi! #christmas #Magi #newyear #wisdom
We will celebrate Christmas Eve together at 7:00PM and 11:00PM in our worship center on Monday, December 24! So join us for candlelight, Christmas songs, goodies, and inspiration about the birth of Jesus among us! #christmas #christmaseve #worsihp
We finish our series with a look at the manger. And we ask what is the significance of the Eternal being born in such an earthy place? So familiar is the story we miss this crucial element! However, we will take this place ever-so-seriously and make certain to ponder it closely. Join us Sunday at 11am Eastern as we unlock this key to Christmas! #christmas #manger
Life is busy. So we fall into a pattern of assuming that life has to be busy. Additionally, we believe fitting more and more into our lives will give us meaning. Eventually we do not know any other way than living lives crowded with motion. Consequently, we begin to confuse motion with meaning with busy-ness. Then we have no room remaining as was the case for Mary and Joseph. Join us this week as we explore how we might make a little more room in these days before Christmas.
Luke 1:26-38. What are the key pieces of the Christian story that lead us to the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem? The first is Mary’s Encounter with God’s messenger. So this week we begin a new series on crucial pieces of the Story. Consequently the road to Christmas begins with an encounter. Additionally, our Christmas Story, the one we experience now, also begins with Godly encounters. #christmas #EncounteringGod #Mary