Central Together: November 27, 2022

Central Family,

It’s the most wonderful time of the year as we step into this Christmas season. We’re excited to spend it with you. As we come back from Thanksgiving and ready our hearts to celebrate the coming of Christ and His incarnation, I want to make sure you’re fully aware of all the exciting Christmas opportunities that are coming up. This Sunday, on the 27th, we’re going to be encouraging people to sign up for our Christmas devotional. Those who register will get a daily text message taking them to our Christmas devotional called Weary World Rejoices. Starting December 1, we’ll have 25 days of Advent readings to stoke your heart and fan the flames that we want to think about during this Christmas season.

In addition to that, we’re going to be having a Christmas celebration for all the ladies in the church with our Simply Christmas event on Thursday, December 1. Come and join us for a night of fellowship. My wife Cami will be bringing a short message that evening to the ladies, as well. You won’t want to miss it.

That’ll set the stage for our Christmas series that will kick off on the 4th. That will also have that theme, Weary World Rejoices, where we’re going to study the book of Matthew and the way that he tells the Christmas story in a way that gives us hope and feeds us joy in the midst of this weary world.

Now as we look ahead, later on into Christmas, I want you to know our plans for Christmas Eve this year. We’re going to gather on Christmas Eve for one family service at 5:00 p.m. right here in the worship center. It will be a candlelight service for everybody. There will be no kids or preschool available because we want all the families in there to celebrate that. Even hope right now you’re going to be considering who to invite for that important night. Then on the next day, Christmas day, what we know is that so many families will be in your homes celebrating with family, so what we prepared for you is a virtual worship experience. We’re going to have a shortened version of a typical Sunday morning experience that you can catch by video in your homes with whoever you’re gathered with on Christmas day on that Sunday morning, with both a time of worship and me bringing a Christmas message to you that might encourage your hearts as you gather in those homes on that Christmas Sunday.

We look forward to worshiping with you this Christmas season.

In Christ,
Phillip