This is our 15th Advent and Christmas together. This season of the year is always very special. I want to thank all of those who work so hard to make it meaningful. There are numbers of people who have been working on special music for the month. Lee and Allen are heading that effort up, but many have said yes when contacted to sing with a group or alone. We are all grateful for the folk who decorate the sanctuary and other spaces. The individuals and families who lead in worship are important as well. The Christmas dinner is always a special evening and we look forward to that taking place on Wednesday, Dec. 18th. There is always a good crowd that goes into the neighborhood to Carol and that will take place on Friday, Dec. 20th. The Christmas Musical, “Bethlehem Morning” will be sung by our Christmas Choir on Sunday, Dec. 22nd. For most people, the service that is so very special is the Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service. That service will begin at 7 PM on Christmas Eve.
It takes all of us to make these services possible, so I hope you will take advantage of each one. Most years I also remind you to carve out some “Family Time” just for your family to have some time together where you do not have scheduled events to go to. The schedule can get so full that you don’t have the time to enjoy the season with those who are most special.