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Christmas Church Letter – Evangelistic (Christ First)

Dear Church Family,

Luke 2:12 – This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 16 – So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.

In all of the activities and events of this Christmas season, the verses above give us a sense of the very first Christmas morning. A time of excitement, yet serenity, a time of anticipation, the realization of the most blessed Gift that could ever come to humanity, Jesus Christ, the Son of God!

We are living in a day when it seems that the word “Christmas” is constantly under attack as we as Christians are encouraged to feel somehow “guilty” when it comes to this particular time.  Well, let me say in as loud a “voice” as I can type… “I'M NOT ASHAMED OF THE GOSPEL. ”  Romans 1:16 – For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.


Giving Tuesday Letter for Church

Greetings in Christ!

God is good! All the time!

The Bible tells us this in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NKJV) 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

I know that may seem like a challenging thing to do, but if we took time to think about the blessings of God in our lives, we would be far better off than dwelling on the things we see as unfavorable. There have been many times in my life that the difficult things have turned into blessings!

Every year around this time, we know the progression of the way things seem to work, at least in the United States.

First, there is Thanksgiving on the last Thursday of the month. Families get together to enjoy each other's company, and aren't we learning not to take that for granted anymore?


Special Christmas Offering Letter (1)

Warm Christian Greetings! John 1:14 says: And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

We do not need to be “shy” or even “politically correct” about it! He has done so much for us, and while we could never repay Him, we do offer our lives as living sacrifices to be used for His glory. (Romans 12:1)

What a wonderful blessing it is to know the Christ of Christmas! While so many in the world move toward the statement “Happy Holidays”, we as Christians know that the Christmas Season is truly the time we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


Christmas Letter 2020 Hope Theme (Covid)

The year 2020 will soon be in our past, and if you're like me, it can't come a moment too soon! This year has been months of difficulty on so many levels, for so many people. With the effects of a Global Pandemic still taking place, it seems there are reasons for Hope. While there are varied opinions about a vaccine and what hope it provides, there can be no doubt, many are believing for the best.

I want to take this opportunity to remind you once again of the fact that in Christ “hope came down” to dwell among us over 2,000 years ago. He continues to dwell here by the power of the Holy Spirit and, through His death and resurrection, provided the perfect “vaccine” for humanity's sin problem!


Christmas Church Letter 2020

Christmas Greetings!

What a year it has been, and it's not even over yet!

If you are like me at all, there are times we look back over this past year in wonder and amazement. It often leaves me shaking my head a bit and even saying out loud from time to time, “I never saw that coming”!

From the Global Pandemic at the beginning of the year continuing through even now, as well as racial and political tensions, can there be any doubt that we need God more now than ever before?

One thought seems to help me balance out many things we see now, and it is this; “Not one time has God ever stated how surprised He has been by all this”!