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Everything you need to know about Christmas at Christ Community in 2023!

We're going to break everything down beginning at the end and working our way backwards!

Christmas Eve, 10 am

In 2023, Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday! In light of this, we're having one gathering at our usual time: 10 am. That morning is going to be awesome! Kids and adults will worship together with kids leading us as we celebrate our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering total and as they sing.

That morning, we'll hear the Christmas story, witness a baptism, sing, and take communion like we might in a usual gathering. We'll also close our gathering time with candlelight and Silent Night!

It's going to be a great morning!

**We've made plans for the Next Gen space to be streaming the Gathering as an overflow/cry room space for any who need it that morning!

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, December 17

Each year we take part in this special offering that goes to support thousands of our missionary partners through the International Mission Board. Over the next 2 weeks, you'll get to hear about 2 partners we work with specifically as we prepare to give to this special offering on December 17. Every dollar given on December 17 goes directly to this offering.

Our goal this year is $10,000!

EDGE Student Christmas Party - December 17

For students grades 6-12, they'll finish their year with a party Sunday December 17 from 5-7 pm.

"Reach for the Moon" in Community Kids

Community Kids play a huge role in our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering too! Throughout December, kids are encouraged to bring in their change in a friendly boy vs. girl competition to see who wins. Members from the winning team will get to help us unwrap a present on Christmas Eve revealing our total Lottie Moon giving!

For more info on the contest, ask the leaders at the check-in desk.

Swag to wear while you GO BE THE CHURCH

One more way we want to get money to the mission is through some CCC SWAG! The first 3 Sundays of December, we will be selling CCC sweatshirts, long sleeve T's, and hats with all proceeds going to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Each item costs $35.

Get you some swag to wear as you GO BE THE CHURCH!

We're DRAWING NAMES, and we'd love it if you'd invite someone to hear about the gift of Jesus!

Our sermon series this Christmas is called "Drawing Names," and it's based off of Isaiah 9:6: “For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”

Each week we'll explore these prophetic names of Jesus and how the Christmas story shows them to be true! More than that, we want people to see just how good of a gift Jesus is to us. And be reminded that our job is simply to receive that gift!

Christmas is hands down the #1 time to invite people to church. Even people who generally aren't open to the idea are more open to it at Christmas. Who needs to hear and receive the gift of Jesus?? Invite them!

We'll have invite cards available for you at the connect desk so that you can easily invite the people in your life.

We've got ADVENT DEVOTIONALS waiting for you!

Last but not least, we want Jesus to be the center of all your Christmas celebrations and advent devotionals can be really helpful in moving Jesus to the center of your lives and living rooms!

You'll find red envelopes in the hallway filled with advent devotionals for families as well as a book for adults. Grab one and open the gift of Jesus each day this Christmas season.

Our Christmas playlist can prepare your heart and fill your room!

Don't miss our Christmas playlist on Spotify. It's not only a great resource for when you want to fill your home with Christmas tunes, but it also contains the songs we'll sing in Sunday gatherings. This prepares your heart for worship and frees you up to sing to the Lord instead of stumbling over the words! Get this in your ears!


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