Dear Congregational Family,

1. Advent/Christmas Season: “The lights of Christmas: The LIGHT of Christ!”

a. Advent Wreath: Last Sunday we lit the first candle on the Advent Wreath and focused on the “Light of Hope of Promise”. This Sunday we will light the second candle and focus on the “Light of Love in Bethlehem” as we celebrate God’s love for us and the sending of His Son who was born (as promised) in Bethlehem.

b. Hymns: Throughout this Advent/Christmas Season, all of our hymns are coordinated with the Scripture passages and messages of that Sunday. Therefore, I encourage you, “Don’t miss a word, don’t miss a song, don’t miss a service this season!” Over the course of this month, we will sing all of our favorite hymns of Christmas! I pray this will be a wonderful season of Christmas celebration for you! Remember to invite others to join you as well!

2. Women’s Christmas Dinner: Incredible time of “food, friends, fellowship and fun” at the dinner last Sunday! This was our largest women’s Christmas Dinner in recent years. Special thank you to Peggy (and Steve) Cox and all those who helped prepare and serve the wonderful meal!

3. Sunday School Christmas Pageant: This Sunday at 6:00pm is our Sunday School Christmas Pageant. Come and encourage our children and enjoy the Christmas story as they tell it to us through the pageant!

God bless you as we journey through Advent by,

“Growing Together in our Faith as the Family of God.”

Pastor Carlson