“Nearby shepherds were living in the fields, guarding their sheep at night. The Lord’s angel stood before them, the Lord’s glory shone around them, and they were terrified. The angel said, “Don’t be afraid! Look! I bring good news to you—wonderful, joyous news for all people.” (Luke 2:8-10)
It is Christmas time! The evidence to support this claim is being proclaimed nearly everywhere we turn. The news stations proclaim it, the department stores proclaim it, and even the thermometer proclaims it! But Jesus’ birth was first proclaimed in a very different way- to shepherds who were watching their flocks by night. Join us Sunday as we explore what it means that the night-shift shepherds were the first to hear that the Messiah had been born- and invite a friend.
Ways to Get Connected
Continuing our tradition, Faithbridge will again be making cookie trays to deliver to first responders and holiday workers, to be delivered on Christmas Eve. We will need 200 dozen goodies again, so if you would be interested in doing some baking, assembling trays or helping with the deliveries, please sign up in the church lobby this Sunday.
Christmas at Faithbridge
Invite your neighbors to our choir’s performance of “Sing Joy”, a contemporary Christmas cantata. They will be presenting this special music on December 9th during the morning service.
Also, on that same day we will go as a church family to the Main Street Music Hall for the “Christmas on Main Street” show. The Music Hall has offered a special group rate for members of Faithbridge. If you are interested in coming along, please sign up by this Sunday in the church lobby or let Tina know. The show begins at 3:00PM. To receive the group rate you must purchase your tickets through the church office. We hope you will be able to join us!
Continuing a tradition at Faithbridge we are inviting you to bring poinsettias to brighten the building throughout the Christmas season. They may be tagged in memory of a loved one and placed near the fountain or the entrance to the worship center.
Mark Your Calendars
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – Monday, December 24th at 6:30PM.