Dear BPC Family,
We each come to this Christmas with our individual and shared thoughts and feelings. There are many realities to darken the skies over Bethlehem, and the world, as this holiday draws near. But isn’t that true of every Christmas? I think the carol says it well: The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight. And we do have hope: the Child of Bethlehem is the assurance of God’s incarnate, en-fleshed, presence with us, the power of love that nothing can destroy.
Our Christmas Eve service, at 7 p.m., is a tradition for all ages, with Nativity tableaux (scenes), carols and candlelight. It is one of our opportunities to welcome many guests and to share our warmth and hospitality, as well as the Good News. Please come, and invite someone to come with you!
This Sunday (December 23) we will mark the 4th Sunday of Advent, with a message of “Songs in the Night.”
On Sunday, December 30, we will have an informal, family-style service to include children, who will not have Sunday School classes that day.
If you are traveling for this holiday, we pray for your safe journey and a blessed holiday.
May you experience the true joy of Christmas.