Christmas is an exciting season for us as a church. Just as many families have holiday traditions, we as a church family have our annual traditions for this time of year. Many of these traditions are filled with opportunities to spread the love of Jesus. For example, I have grown fond of bringing my kids to the Christmas caroling that we have the first Saturday of December because I’ve noticed how those in the convalescent homes light up when they see the kids singing and I’ve noticed how my kids are affected by serving those who have such obvious needs. It seems to me that if Jesus were here on earth today he’d be in places like the convalescent homes singing to and loving those who are sick, ill and lonely.
Christmas at WCCC is also aimed at helping us worship Jesus who came to this earth to “save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21). For that reason, I encourage you to take advantage of the Christmas services at WCCC as a way to help you ponder the gift of God’s salvation and to fix your attention on Jesus.
During this Christmas season, my prayer for our church and for you and your family is identical: “May we be filled with joy as we worship and serve Jesus during this Christmas season. And in all things, from the events we attend to the attitudes that are in our hearts, may we spread the love of Jesus so that he is glorified in all that we say and do.”
Here are some upcoming events to be mindful of:
Christmas Caroling: Saturday, December 1 at 5pm
Beginning of Advent: Sunday, December 2
New Horizons/Harvesters Q&A with Pastors: Tuesday, December 4 at 9:30am
Mochitsuki: Saturday, December 8 starting 8am
Christmas Musical: Sunday, December 16 during 10:30am worship service
Christmas Sunday Worship: Sunday, December 23 at 10:30am
Christmas Eve Service: Monday, December 24 at 5pm