Another Christmas Season has come and gone and we are well into 2015. Is there anything that we can take away from Christmas besides the present buying, carols being sung, baking and eating cookies? (Which probably added to our waistlines) Is there any lasting guidance for us or do we just return to the way we were before Christmas?
“The Work of Christmas”, a poem by civil rights leader and theologian Dr. Howard Thurman, reminds us why we stand on the side of active compassion throughout the year (plus it might remind you of a hymn we sing regularly):
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among brothers,
To make music in the heart.
Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction SundayJanuary 25th @ 5:00PMCan your company offer a gift certificate? Donate it for the Silent Auction. Was Santa particularly odd in the gift giving this year? Donate it for the Silent Auction. Can you offer a ride, a place to stay, or another service? Donate it for the Silent Auction. Have a particular skill or talent like lawn care or cooking? Donate it for the Silent Auction. Last year we raised over $700 for Camp Scholarships. How much can we raise this year? The spaghetti will be provided just bring your checkbooks and cash!
2014 Year End Statements will be emailed out prior to Jan 31st. If you would like a paper copy rather than emailed please contact the church office. Thank you.