As I compose a few words this morning, only a few hours remain in November. Thanksgiving leftovers are gone and the Christmas tree is sparkling with lights and ornaments in the corner of the room. The train has left the station for Christmas 2022 and it’s tIme to get on board.
Dec 2, Friday 6pm is the annual Lighting of the Christmas Trees downtown on Main Street in Cynthiana. Journey Church volunteers will be there with city officials handing out hot chocolate for everyone to enjoy. There will be Christmas music and a special appearance by Santa for kids to enjoy. Everyone is invited to join in the family fun and festivity.
Connie and I will be traveling this weekend to see our family in Canada. Bryan Martinez, Journey's Youth Minister, is speaking for me. He has prepared a message for families and parents/grandparents with kids. Join everyone at Journey Community Christian Church either in person or online. Journey Sat@6pm and Journey Sun@10:30am. Come and show Bryan your support for kids and families. We are better together.
December would be a great month to invite someone to join us and check things out. Most everyone likes to gather with family and friends during Christmas activities. Let others know Journey Church has planned a 3 week Christmas series, What’s Christmas About? Christmas Eve and Christmas Day fall on Saturday/Sunday this year. What a great opportunity to include a Journey worship weekend in your Christmas schedule.
Tell others… we’ll share Bible messages and music of baby Jesus born in Bethlehem and Savior of the world. What a terrific way to finish things out in 2022. Let’s do this. We’re better together. If you have been planning to come back in person to worship gatherings - why not do this during December. Wow God!
Start now… invite someone-everyone to make worshiping God our Christmas season priority for family and friends this year. Jesus birth is the best gift and best Good News ever to be shared.
“That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. ‘Don’t be afraid!’ He said. ‘I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior - yes, the Messiah, the Lord - has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!’ ” Luke 2:8-11 NLT