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A Greeting from Rev. Rick

“There’s no place like home for the holidays, ‘Cause no matter how far away you roam

When you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze, For the holidays you can’t beat home sweet home!”

For many, the holidays are indeed about home. Perhaps memories of one’s childhood home and associations of Christmas past; the home decorations we have begun to put up, inside and out. Or anticipations of family or friends arriving from a distance to share the holidays at “home sweet home”. Home is still the centerpiece of the festive holiday season.

And during these holidays we remember those who may not have a home to go to, to celebrate in, or to invite family and friends to share.

Along with the warm glow many associate with being home for the holidays, many also have a similar kind of experience of enjoying worship during the Advent/Christmas season. Whether it be the wonderful sacred music of the season, the added holiday activities, church decorations and Advent wreaths, or the drama surrounding that first Christmas, for many of us it’s also true, “There’s no place like church for the holidays…” Church as the spiritual home or sanctuary it continues to be for so many, especially during this darkening December days.

If you are looking for a church home for the holidays, come on in! You will find us a warm and welcoming community of Christ-followers. We’d love to journey with you during these Advent days as we make our way to the manger and into a new year filled with new adventures and possibilities!

Gloria in Excelsis Deo!

Rev. Rick


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