Without Christ there would be no Christmas. The celebration of Christmas began when the angel came to tell the shepherds in the fields around Bethlehem that Christ had been born. The angel was joined by a heavenly host praising God for His gift to the world.
Christmas is the season for giving, and Jesus gave Himself that we could be forgiven and become the children of God. In this season of giving, we have several opportunities to be a blessing to others through our willingness to give:
- Take a name from our angel tree in the foyer of the Worship Center. These angels represent children who ride our buses to church each week. Take your angel to the Welcome Center to receive a box to fill with small gifts for the child. Giving one of these Christmas boxes can make Christmas special for a child in our neighborhood.
- Select a project from the Samaritan’s Purse catalogue; this allows you and your family to bless people around the world. Visit www.samaritanspurse.org to see the gift options available and to purchase a gift.
- The Lottie Moon Christmas offering will be received the months of December and January. This offering is a way your gift can support Southern Baptist missionaries all over the world.
I hope our church family will embrace the true Spirit of Christmas and give generously as Christ gave to us. May God bless you and your family this holiday season.