Dear Friends in Christ,
There’s a song in the air!
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Christ, whose love transforms our lives, we hear beautiful songs of Christmas everywhere we go.
This Advent, join us as we go back to the “Original Christmas Album” to remember the songs of the people who were present the first Christmas:
- Zechariah, whose song of faith helped to prepare the way for the birth of Jesus.
- The Angels, whose joyful song broke through the Bethlehem skies as they announced the coming of the Prince of Peace.
- Mary, who sang a simple song of trust as she responded with obedience to God’s call upon her life.
- Simeon, whose song reminds us of the salvation of our God and the hope that is ours through the coming of Christ.
This season of the year people are very open to invitations from their friends, family members, coworkers, and neighbors to join them in worship. The music and joy of the season will lift your spirits and will inspire your guests. Invite someone new to join you, to share this season of hope, love, joy, and peace.
This season is also a time to celebrate the birth of the Christ-Child by giving a gift to the reason for the season: Jesus. It is a perfect time to share our blessings with our mission partners who extend the love of Christ to those in need of hope and healing.
May God richly bless you this season as you respond to God’s gift of Jesus with a compassionate heart and a song of joy!
In Christmas Joy,
Cathy and Doug Johns, Senior Pastors