In the spirit of the season, many members of our First Baptist Family have been involved in projects of caring during the holidays. At work, at church, and at school, individuals of all ages have been engaged in ministry by supporting missionaries, feeding the homeless, and providing clothing, toys, and other gifts for persons around our community who need a boost this time of year.
Christmas is a time for sharing and for feasting, a time for storytelling and for singing. Although we enjoy the popular songs of Christmas, the real meaning of the season comes from biblical stories that have been preserved and passed on to us across many generations. Throughout Advent we have experienced the longing of prophets, the announcement of angels, and the anxiety of a young mother growing great with child. This week we celebrate Christmas…the birth of the Christ child, the response of shepherds, and the visitation of wise men. This biblical story of Christmas is a part of the greatest story ever told.
This Sunday morning we will meet for worship in the sanctuary at ten o’clock dressed casually in the colors of Christmas. On Sunday afternoon, we will meet at five o’clock for our annual service of Candles and Carols.
In the spirit of the season, invite a friend or neighbor to join you as we gather for worship on Christmas Eve.