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Christmas Traditions have been on my mind lately. There are three special traditions that I would like to highlight this Christmas Season and in this article.
Our Adult and Youth Choir are working hard on the Christmas Cantata to be presented on December 10th. This Worship Service of Music is always such a special event that we all enjoy so much. This year Christian Nurture Committee hopes to blend an old tradition of the Christmas Cantata, with a new tradition of celebrating the Christmas season and Cantata with a meal.
It is our hope that you will plan now to come and enjoy this special time of music and worship and then join us for a covered dish meal immediately following the Worship Service. Turkey, Dressing, Ham and Cranberry Salad will be provided. If you are able please bring your favorite vegetable/side dish and/or dessert. But most importantly come and enjoy this time of fellowship. There will be plenty for everyone. Bring your family and friends! Plan now to come and enjoy this special time of music and worship!
Last Christmas we brought back an old tradition of Christmas Bags or as some call them Christmas Sacks. This is a bag with apples, oranges, raisins, old fashioned candies, chocolate and other assortment of items. Nuts are also a part of the tradition. For some of our elderly members this brings back memories of another time when this bag from church on Christmas Eve, or near that day, was so very special as it was a highlight of their gift for the season. For others it brings back memories of the joy of receiving a gift at church as a child, and then later watching their children enjoy them as young parents. And for our younger generation, I am in hopes it creates a memory just as fond that they too can share one day with their families as something they looked forward to and enjoyed.
So Christmas Bags will be back this year! Plan to come to our Christmas Worship Service on Sunday Morning December 24th. There will be a special Worship Service that day. And Nurture Committee will have bags for everyone – young and old! Bring your friends and family. There will be plenty!
But of all traditions, the greatest of all is to worship and celebrate the true reason for the season, Jesus Christ Birth! Join us for the special service of worship honoring our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
  
  
Thank you!

Cindy Grant,
Christian Nurture Committee Chair