Annual Christmas Letter to Congregation – Peace in the Midst of Turmoil
Dear (FIRST NAME),
Greetings in the Lord Jesus Christ!
Summer has dwindled away, and once again we approach that great celebration of the birth of our Savior. If you have paid attention to recent events, the world seems to be in constant turmoil. When we observe the world, it can be difficult to be at peace and to have hope for the future.
As we approach this Christmas season, let us consider the peace that our God bestows upon us. The scriptures tell us that Jesus himself endured turmoil. “He came to his own,” John says, “But his own did not receive him” (Jn 1:11). Imagine the turmoil Jesus must have felt being rejected by his own people! Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!
As we approach the advent season, many of us will be preparing for company. The holidays are a wonderful time and often bring distant friends and family together for quality time to celebrate the coming of our Lord. Many of us are anticipating a lot of joy, laughs, and great food. Tables will be set and houses adorned with shining lights and many shades of green, red, and white. The glowing Christmas trees reminds us of the tree of life who is Christ. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!
Thank you for joining us! Today marks the first Sunday in this time of the Church year that we call Advent. Although we celebrate this season each year, many are not sure what the season is all about. The word “Advent” simply means “arrival.” It is the manifestation of something long-awaited. It is a time that we reflect on Israel’s promised savior and remember his birth, as well as anticipate his return. It is a time of joyous remembrance and eager anticipation. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!
Welcome! Today is the second Sunday in the Advent season. Can you think of some of the Biblical themes of this season? Certainly, the love and faithfulness of God our Father is high up there, but have you ever considered the idea of hope? Although it may not be the first thing that comes to mind during the Christmas season, there is much to consider. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!
Welcome! Can you believe we it is already the third week of Advent? With Christmas approaching, we can often get caught up in the business and stress that comes with the holiday season. With so much going on around us, it is important that we remain focused on the real meaning of Christmas. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!
Welcome! We are inching ever closer to Christmas day, the day that we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, the light of the world. We are coming to that realization that God is in our midst. As the prophet says:
The Lord, your God, is in your midst, a mighty Savior; He will rejoice over you with gladness, and renew you in His love, He will sing joyfully because of you, as one sings at festivals.
Appeal for Collection of Gifts for Needy Children in Community
Dear (FIRST NAME),
Greetings in Jesus Name!
That time of year is upon us again. It is the time of great joy and good cheer. As Christmas approaches, we as the Church reflect upon the greatest gift imaginable, our Lord Jesus Christ.
Undoubtedly, many of you have already made plans and done your shopping. Perhaps you have already purchased or made that special something for someone close to you. This is one of the joys of the Christmas season, but have you considered why we give at Christmas? Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!
Winter is rapidly approaching, and with winter comes the cold temperatures that present such a challenge for our homeless population.
For the past six years, FCC has been able to partner with Outreach Ministries, an organization dedicated to serving the homeless here in our city. Outreach provides weekly meals, counseling services, legal advice and social services to people who find themselves living on the streets. They also hold weekly Bible studies and a church service on Sunday mornings. Logged in Members, CLICK HERE to view and/or copy full text!