Home for the Holidays
Remember what it was like when you were young, living away from home? Maybe you were away at college, serving in the military or your job had taken you from your hometown. Remember the excitement of saying "I'll be going home for Christmas?"
You anticipate being in that familiar place again, with the people you loved and people who loved you. A warm home is full of promises, the promise of acceptance, significance and security. Come home to FBCC this Christmas as we unwrap some of God's wonderful promises.
God's gift of Jesus the Messiah (Christ) was God coming to our house. Jesus as a baby was the messenger of God's love bringing an invitation to come home. What does it mean to be at home with God? We are home with Jesus when we are in a relationship we can trust, and we have the promise of His presence.
This Christmas we can unwrap His surprise that brings life and enjoy a guided and safeguarded future that pulls us forward. God longs for us to be at home with Him-relationally connected and intertwined with Him.
Home for Christmas series will begin December 8 as we look at coming home to Jesus. Over the year or years life can happen to us and we drift from God. Before you know it, you feel distant from God, you wonder if He hears your prayers, you wonder if He even cares. Christmas reminds us of God's grace and calls us home.
Our second message asks the question, "How do you find refuge in God?" Mary had a difficult journey! How was she able to overcome so many obstacles? It must have been by running to God for refuge. See how finding refuge in God can bring you peace.
The Sunday before Christmas we get ready to Hang with Jesus in the manger. Jesus came to connect with us. The angel said “What does it look like to spend time in His presence?”
Christmas Eve Services
Join us Christmas Eve at 5:30 & 7:00 as we celebrate Jesus’ birth by singing several Christmas carols and read the Christmas story.
Always a highlight is a children’s story, the children are invited forward to sit with me up on the steps and interact. The children’s comments are always such a fun part of the evening. There are usually a few big kids who come forward too, all for a free candy cane. Don’t worry parents we put the pictures up on the screen for you to see too.
One of our highlights is lighting our candles as we sing Silent Night, Holy Night. The image of Christ’s light being passed, starting with the Christ candle an spreading throughout the worship center. The glow in the room reveals the power of His light and fills the room. It is a reminder that as Jesus is the light and light is to be spread throughout the world.
I sure hope you will make this special evening a part of your Christmas tradition.