There is no doubt about it. Our Christmas services are my favorite of the whole year and this year is no different. I’m so looking forward to celebrating this extraordinary evening with all of you. I’m also incredibly thankful to the hundreds of volunteers who sacrificially serve and even take vacation time in an effort to make Christmas Eve so special.
If you would still like to help us out there are several things you can do.
Most of our ministry teams are now full (good going guys), but I learned yesterday from Maria Folsom-Kovarik (our Director of Adult Ministies) that there are still a few openings available that you can help fill. Just go to our web site, click “Ministry” then click “serve at the fairgrounds,” then chose the team and the time you prefer. Serving on Christmas Eve is a great way to celebrate Christmas, do it with your spouse or girl friend, do it as a family.
Here’s something else you can do: have courage, boldness, and creativity as you invite your unchurched friends and family members. Please, don’t come alone. Our Christmas Eve services provide you a unique opportunity to invite someone to hear about the hope that only Jesus can provide.
If you’re out of town you and your family can join us LIVE on line (maybe). We’re not really promoting the on-line broadcast this year because we’re not sure we can make it work this year. But it might, so if you’re traveling, give it a try and see. You can even share the service with family members your visiting. We will try and broadcast both the 4 and 5:45pm services.
Here’s one more thing you can do. Pray for the success of our event, for our ministers and our staff who are putting in overtime all this week. Pray for all the guests who will be joining us for the first time in a long time, or the first time ever. Pray that their hearts will be open to their Savior this Christmas.