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Weekly Wacky Welcome – December 14, 2014

3763Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas.  The “X” comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, which comes into English as “Christ”.

There is also a common misconception that the word Xmas stems from a secular attempt to remove the religious tradition from Christmas by taking the “Christ” out of “Christmas”, but its use dates back hundreds of years.

In fact, early Christians used the symbol “X” to represent Christ.  If talking to a stranger on the road, one could make an “X” in the dirt and it was secret code for asking, “Are you a Christian?”

I say, “Let’s put the X (Christ) back in Xmas!”

That is, let’s feed the hungry forgive the guilty, love the enemy, see the best in each one, never discriminate, make room for the undocumented, provide healthcare for the sick, support for the marginalized, and opportunity for the disadvantaged.  

I could go on and on.  I think you get the idea.  Put Christ in Xmas and you will be blessed!

Shalom,

Paul

 

East Valley Youth Group Christmas Party, tonight!

5:00 – 7:00 pm at Chalice Christian Church, Gilbert

Bring a wrapped gift for a gift exchange, but don’t spend any money on it, and be creative when you wrap it!

 

Here We Come A-Caroling!

We are having an all-church caroling party on Sunday, December 21.

Meet at the home of Paul & Wendy Whitlock (1911 E. Fountain) at 4:00 pm and we’ll leave from there.  We’ll have soup to eat, then go and sing!  We’ll return for dessert and more fellowship after we’re through singing.  Everyone is invited to join us.

 

Christmas Eve Worship Service

December 24 at 7:00 pm

Join us as we light the Christ Candle, share in Communion and end the service singing “Silent Night” and candlelight in the round.

Invite your friends and neighbors!