"Unto you is born in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord."

What will make this year's Christmas celebration memorable for you?  Whether it is a family tradition, a funny happening at the feast table or with the apple pie, a heart-felt gift, or the presence of family and friends, my hope for you is that this is a blessed Christmas for you and yours.

To that end, we have written an advent/Christmas devotional to use from December 1 through the 12 days of Christmas on January 5. We hope that you will find it helpful for your personal use or for use with family and friends. Each day, there is a scripture, thoughts to ponder, and a prayer.

Deb Sugg has done a great job collecting some resources and unique ways to think about Christmas. The concept of "Christmas is not your birthday" is a great approach to a non-consumer Christmas.

Add to that alternative gifts for people in your life that we are calling "Angel Gifts" and you have wonderful options for celebrating people in your life.

We have added a Christmas Eve worship service this year at 11am followed by lunch provided by the staff.  It's our way of saying thanks to you and we hope you would consider joining us. What a great way to start the day! Join us for worship on Christmas Eve at 11am, 4pm, 7pm, and 11pm.

Pastor Karin