Jesus is coming! Did you know???

What we commonly refer to as “Christmas” all across the world is really “the Nativity.” It’s all about Jesus, and Santa will even share the story tomorrow night in Worship, 6:00 pm. Check out the other festivities this week.

Parents/Grandparents need LAST-MINUTE GIFT IDEAS??? Ask for $$ for your upcoming summer Mission Trip!! Even $10 helps!


Crypt of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem! (Yes, it’s a real place!) See the star on the floor (a little dark). This is where theologians and other experts believe Jesus was born! It’s no longer a manger with hay, but this is probably the exact spot where Jesus was. Holy, holy, holy.

Nativity News…

  • Tonight, December 23: Young Adult Christmas Dinner at the Youth House, 6:30 pm
    • HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH are invited to serve our young adults at their annual Christmas party!
  • Christmas Eve, December 24:
    • 6:00 pm Children’s Tableau in the Sanctuary – Worship with the kids dressed as Nativity characters (the sheep are adorable!)
    • 7:00 pm Cookies & Carols in the Fireside Room
    • 8:00 pm Candlelight Worship in the Sanctuary – Worship through Word and song on this beautiful, holy day
  • Sunday December 28:
    • 10:00 am Worship, with Coffee Fellowship following (SCRIP SALES!)
    • Sunday 6:08 Worship
  • Monday, December 29: Tie Dye Holiday Party & Lunch! at the Youth House, Noon-3:00 pm; RSVP to Laurel
    • You have no school.
    • The Valley Youth have a really cool, custom-made art fundraiser coming up. We need your tie-dye skills! Join us for lunch ($3) and a lesson on tie-dying.
    • Movie, too!  RSVP, please!
  • MS: The Middle School Mission Trip Commitment Forms and Deposit are due next week!
  • HS: Be sure and register online with Seeds of Learning for Nicaragua by next week!
  • January 7, 2015: Confirmation Class & Middle School LIFE Resume!

YOUR HOMEWORK (because you don’t have any this week): Send me your upcoming Spring sports/band/choir schedules or dates of games/concerts. Also, send me 1 activity you’d like to do with the youth group AND 1 topic or Bible story you’d like to discuss in youth group.  Email to or text it. Thanks!

My prayer is that your Nativity season is so merry and so very bright. Much love.



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