"But when the time had fully come, God sent his son..." (Galatians 4:4a, NIV)
Christmas is the moment it all changed, when God's love came to earth. Undefeatable light pierced the darkness proving, "God is love … God is determined to find a way to love us, to converse with us, to fulfill God‘s promises to us, even if God‘s got to rock our world in order to get the love that God wants."*
We celebrate the birth of Christ early enough in the day for our families to return home and continue the celebration around the tree or family table.
At the service you can expect modern music, traditional carols, and a message of hope in an atmosphere of joyful welcome.
The celebration concludes with Communion (all are welcome) and candlelight.
All the Christmas hype that surrounds us, even within the church, can tempt us to force being merry and bright. This can put us in conflict with our own souls as we remember the people who are no longer with us—no longer at the table, nor around the tree, nor just a phone call away.
At the Blue Christmas service we find space to hold on to the stories of our loved ones and to bring those stories with us into a true and joyful celebration of life beyond life, and Christmas light that overcomes all darkness.
Enjoy some hot chocolate and cookies as you prepare for your big moment with Santa and Mrs. Claus. They'd love to hear what you'd like for Christmas and to bless you with an ornament for your tree.
The church field has been decorated with fourteen lighted Christmas displays that you can enjoy on a hay** trailer pulled by an antique tractor.