We’re full swing into our Christmas season now. Next up is our community Christmas carol sing on Sunday. Details are below. I also want to confirm that we’ll be doing an outdoor Christmas Eve service at 6:30pm-another chance to sing songs of the season! More details will come out as we get closer.
Community Carol Sing
Our community carol sing is Sunday night! It’ll be nice to gather outside and have the opportunity to sing some songs of the season. I’d encourage you to invite someone to come with you as this is a great opportunity to introduce people to GBC through this Christmas event.
Because we want to be sure we don’t exceed the gathering limits for the county I’m asking that you PLEASE RSVP that you’re coming along with the number attending. You can call the church office or else email me at email@example.com
More details will be coming out on Thursday but as reminder, this will start at 6:30pm in the main parking lot and go for about an hour.
Join Jacob and Karen Ginter for a time of prayer on Wednesday afternoons at 3pm here at GBC in the Side Auditorium.
For questions or further details please contact Jacob at– firstname.lastname@example.org or text 519-803-4453
Thought for the day: The Greatest Christmas Gift
What is the best Christmas gift you’ve ever received? I can think of lots over the years that have been very special to me and even today I remember with a smile. I also reflect a lot at this time of year about the gift of salvation that Jennifer and I received one December many years ago. It was there, for the first time, I understood my need for a Savior. In many ways this is the heart of Christmas: not the tree, not the giving and receiving, not even the carols, but the humble heart that receives anew the wondrous gift, the Christ. But there’s a big difference between Adam’s sin that led to all our problems in the world (yes, even Covid) and God’s gracious gift of Jesus. For the sin of this one man, Adam, brought death to many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of forgiveness to many through this other man, Jesus Christ who we were reminded of Sunday was fully God and fully man. The Bible tells us: for Adam’s sin led to condemnation, but God’s gift leads to our being made right with God; for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.
So, this Christmas, lets remember that Jesus is the greatest gift!
Each year we are reminded that Christmas isn't just about giving and receiving presents. Yet, if we honestly consider the heart of Christmas, it is. If we really think about it, the gift of Jesus is one given that needs to be received. May this spur all our other activities on. At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, the greatest gift ever given, by the greatest gift-giver of all, our wonderful God and Father.
In His grip,