"For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people. It teaches us to say 'No' to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope - the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good. These, then, are the things you should teach. Encourage and rebuke with all authority. Do not let anyone despise you."
-Titus 2:11-15 NIV -
Just as the gospel is wrapped up in the gift of Jesus Christ at Christmas, so it is wrapped up in the practice of Advent. There is no need to wait until Christmas Day to unwrap the gift of celebrating Advent. As you celebrate this season on your own, with friends or with your family, we hope that you will celebrate the arrival of Jesus Christ with us as a church. Join us each Sunday leading up to Christmas, on Christmas Eve, and even the Sunday after as we examine Grace: The Story of Christmas. We look forward to sharing this season with you every year, and we hope that this year will be an exceptionally Merry Christmas for you.