A Word From The Youth…
About a month and a half ago, during our Sunday Conversation with the Pastors chat, one of our youth suggested that we invite younger faces to the pulpit more often. Well, this resonated with Rachel for a few reasons, one is that she simply enjoys empowering the youth whenever possible, but also that when she was a teenager her pastor (her dad) had a tradition of inviting one or two youth to preach on the Sunday just before New Years each year. This was how Rachel got her preaching start. So, to honor the request, one or two youth have been invited to preach today. In the spirit of Christmas they will gift us with some of their thoughts!
Christmas Day 5… Five gold rings! Christmas as we know it is such a hodgepodge of traditions and celebrations. It has also been celebrated for longer and longer as time goes on. Is Christmas one day, twelve days, a month and a half or does it really start sometime in October when the stores start putting out the Christmas merchandise? Does what we celebrate in church have anything to do with the shopping that happens on Church Street? Do we need to “put the Christ back in Christmas” or is it more important to put the Christ back in Christian? How are we called to be like Christmas lights, brightening up a cold, dark world?
Message: Twelve Days of Christmas