Christmas is such an exciting time of the year. Yeah, the season can get crazy, stressful, and busy. But, think about it, it is also the season we are most open to faith, peace, hope, and joy, being generous, and appreciating and enjoying our relationships with friends, family, neighbors, and community. This is the stuff that really matters!
Here at the ‘Neighborhood Church’ we love to celebrate all the goodness that comes with the Christmas Season. The birth of Jesus started as a promise and a hope. For hundreds of years before he was born, the prophets kept communicating God’s promise that even though the world is full of terrible things, God will be present WITH US and prove to us God’s love and saving power.
The birth of Jesus happened without fanfare. While many missed the miracle, those who watched with hearts filled with faith saw God with us (Emmanuel).
The birth of Jesus happens even now! Part of what it means that Jesus is the Savior of the world is that he makes healing, grace, hope and fullness of life available in a world full of terrible things (like sickness, guilt, and despair). You may know that famous Scripture about Jesus from John 1:5 (often read during Christmas) “the light shines in the darkness and the darkness and has not overcome it”. We at Waretown UMC celebrate all of this: the promise, the birth, and the hope of the fullness of life through faith and positive, healthy, relationships with each other.
This Christmas Season maybe you feel God is calling you grow or change. Maybe you feel God is calling you to make a difference or give back. Maybe you lost touch and feel God calling you to reconnect. Maybe you have never known God but are seeking something more out of life.
However it is you have come to this place, we believe it is NOT by accident! God has a plan, your life has meaning and purpose, and maybe we were meant to journey together.
Come by for a visit. Give us a call. Email us, Facebook us, sign up for our newsletter, or just causally check us out here on the website. We look forward to connecting with you!
CHRISTMAS EVE CELEBRATIONS
7:00pm: Christmas Eve Contemporary/Casual Candlelight Celebration
Join us for this festive candlelight night of Christmas. We will celebrate the ‘Peace on Earth’ that begins with the peace that Jesus brings to our hearts! Our Waretown UMC band and our Kid’s Choir will lead us in carols and Christmas tunes!
9:00pm: Traditional Christmas Eve Candlelight Celebration
Join us for this traditional Christmas Eve celebration. Hymns and carols, bells, choir, and candlelight. We will celebrate the ‘Peace on Earth’ that begins with the peace that Jesus brings to our hearts!
11:00pm: Midnight Christmas Eve Candlelight Celebration
Join us in the stillness of midnight as we celebrate the light and love of God coming into the world! Christmas hymns and carols led a powerful and grace-filled singer. We will celebrate the ‘Peace on Earth’ that begins with the peace that Jesus brings to our hearts! Celebrate the birth of Jesus by candlelight in a deep, meaningful, and memorable way.