it's here...As you really know by now...I love Christmas. What a time of the year that we (and those who don't usually) can at least have a heightened awareness of our Savior who came to set us free.
Christmas at my house growing up was always a pretty big deal. As you know, I grew up with some dysfunction through alcohol and other issues in my home, though it was a loving home, weekends were not cool.
But Christmas was different, and I will never forget that. Something changed. Hearts were open and tender, and usually our entire family would be in church together at some point.
As a church, let's make Christmas different for those who need a touch of the Savior. For those who know Christ and are hurting this time of the year, to those who need to accept the God of the universe into their lives.
Today or this weekend at the latest...don't forget to make it a priority to not come alone to one of our Christmas Eve services. I promise you that you will see the Savior in a whole new way. Our team has put together an amazing time of worship and discovery of what Christmas was, and still is today.
From some Trans-Siberian Orchestra to Goo Goo Dolls to traditional worship of our Savior and candlelight communion to amazing video and other elements, we will celebrate the Savior like never before.
We will not be having normal service times this weekend (No Saturday or Sunday AM at the Loudonville Campus, and the Wooster Sunday AM service time is different as well).
Christmas Eve Service Times:
Wooster Campus: Sunday, December 23rd @ 11:00 AM at their new facility.
Loudonville Campus: Sunday, December 23rd @ 5 and 7 pm. Monday, December 24th @ 5 and 7 pm.
All services are the same, and Hopeland Children's Ministry and Extreme Kidz Ministry will be available and offering amazing programming for those ages birth-5th grades.
Regulars, please remember to help us by parking and riding the shuttle @ Loudonville and at Wooster, parking farther away in the lot and coming early to check your kids in. Let's serve our guests and make them feel welcome and the love of the Savior. Everyone should greet at least 3 people they don't know this weekend. Let's put our faith into action
Let's do our part and come with hearts prepared to meet the Savior in fresh new ways, and also let's announce as the shepherds did to the world the birth of the King by bringing our friends and family or even a stranger or 2 to our services this weekend. Friends, this is why we do what we do, and you all are some of the most amazing, enthusiastic people that I have ever been around!
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