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During this unusual Christmas of sheltering-in-place, we have cause to celebrate that Jesus has brought God’s light into our darkened world.

Not gathering with loved ones this Christmas is disappointing and not gathering for Christmas Eve worship is discouraging. However, the county and state stay-at-home order has helped redirect the focus of Christmas to its true meaning this year. The birth of Jesus brings great joy filled with peace and hope to a world surrounded by fear, uncertainty, and darkness. 

The nativity story is at the heart of understanding who God is: “I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me will not remain in darkness” --John 12:46.  May God’s unconditional and sacrificial love revealed in Jesus be in your heart and home, and give you hope for our world. 

Merry Christmas!
From the Church Staff
We continue our tradition of celebrating babies born in 2020 to parents, grandparents and great-grandparents of our church family this year with a commemorative blog posted on our website later this week.


Christmas Eve Worship
Online Afternoon - December 24
Join us online, Thursday, December 24, for worship featuring carols,
Scripture readings, lighting of the Christ candle, a profile of faith,
a choral ensemble singing “Silent Night for All the World,”
a message on peace, a duet singing “Child of the Poor,” and
a Kids Church video celebrating the birth of Jesus.

 Celebrating Christmas in Song
Online Sunday Morning - December 27
Our worship this Sunday is a Celebration of Christmas in Song.
We’ll share author and composer stories of six beloved carols
and sing them together interspersed with Scripture and prayer.

10:00 AM Interactive Worship
10:00 AM Interactive Worship
Meeting ID: 813 7532 4243      Passcode: 579433

11:30 AM Fellowship via Zoom
Zoom link for 11:30 AM Fellowship
Meeting ID: 973 7870 7245    Password: 709119

Our giving this month through December 20, 2020 is $75,992.
Our income budget for December is $189,955.

It is possible your offering is in the mail and has yet to reach us. If you intend to give this month, but have yet to do so, we hope our combined contributions help us avoid a possible deficit.
To use Zoom by phone for any Zoom call you may dial one of these numbers: 

+1 669.900.6833
US (San Jose)

+1 346.248.7799
US (Houston)

 For outside the US, locate your local number here.

When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. ~Luke 2:15~18

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