On the night Christ was born, the long wait was finally over. People had grown weary from all they had endured and had awaited the arrival of a Messiah. Angels appeared, a bright star lit up the sky and people proclaimed the Good News from the hills and everywhere. A thrill of hope was in the air, and the weary world REJOICED, for born this day in the City of David was Christ the Lord.
It is time to prepare for the arrival of Christ and the hope Christ brings to a weary world. Beginning November 28th we enter the season of Advent, which simply means "coming." Advent is a time for reflection and celebration.
During seasons of Advent and Christmas, 1st Church invites you to prepare for the birth of a savior and celebrate the miracle that is Christmas.
"She will bear a son, and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. - Matthew 1:21.
In the coming days and weeks 1st Church REJOICES with treasured hymns of the season, special musical presentations, times of worship and reflection and joyful events for children of all ages.
The people of 1st Church pray that the story of Christmas will help us all focus on the hope it brings, giving us all reason to REJOICE and overcome the weariness in the world today.
This year's Christmas Offering goes to The Welcome Table, a ministry providing free meals and fellowship to thousands of people each year. The average cost of a meal is just under $3.