This past Sunday we began our Advent Sermon Series focused on the theme of worship that runs through the Christmas Story. Advent is a word that means “Arrival” and during this season we will be studying the arrival of Jesus into the world he created and renewing our commitment to welcome the arrival of Jesus into our own hearts and lives.
Do you know that statistically, it is likely that your neighbors believe in God, but that it is much less likely that they are currently experiencing the transformative power of an active, ongoing relationship with God?
87% of Americans responded in a 2018 Gallup poll that they believe in God. But the percentage of Americans who have an active prayer life, a meaningful community of faith, and who orient their lives around the truth of God’s love, is far lower.
Here’s what that means for the First Pres community: We have an opportunity to share the reason we have for hope in Jesus Christ with scores of our neighbors who are not connected to the life changing power of God in their lives.
I’d like to enlist your help in getting those who will observe the Christmas Holiday to hear the message of hope we have in Jesus Christ at a worship service at First Pres this Christmas Eve. Please grab a “Wishing You Hope” lawn sign from the church and put it up in your lawn (make sure you put it between the sidewalk and your house, not between the sidewalk and the street).
The signs have a URL on them to this website where our neighbors can learn about the Christmas Eve services on December 23 and 24.
These little signs are a great way for us to spread the cheer of the season, as well as inviting others to taste and see God’s goodness in their lives firsthand. Swing by the church whenever the office is open and grab a sign for your neighborhood!