Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cookie Swap

Cookie Swap
Cookie Decorating Party

For moms and children. All ages!!

at the Church Office
On Saturday, December 3
at 4:00
After all the parades!!

Moms, bring 4 dozen Christmas cookies or goodies. We will eat 1 dozen at the party and "swap" the other 3. Everyone will go home with 3 dozen goodies. (You'll need a container in which to put your new selections.) Also, please bring the recipe for the goodies that you bring - enough copies for several people. Cookies and all decorating accessories will be provided for the children.

As always,
Invite guests to come with you!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas or Holidays?

Don't you just love the holidays? People are more chatty and friendly. Traffic lights and headlights suddenly become part of the Christmas glow. Pantries fill up with ingredients just waiting to be turned into goodies to be enjoyed by family and friends. Children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins reunite. Memories are made and remembered. I love it all!

I particularly treasure the word "holidays." It is a combination of "holy" and "days." Holydays. There is much to-do about taking Christ out of Christmas. About calling the Christmas season "the holidays." About saying, "Happy Holidays" instead of, "Merry Christmas." But how can one really take Christ out of Christmas? Out of the Holy-days? We can take our focus off of Him, but He is still and will forever be among His people. Immanuel. God with us. He was here long before we were. He's here to stay. He lives within us. He lives in the Holy realm of Heaven. He is everywhere. Forever.

So Merry Christmas!! Happy Holydays!! Enjoy celebrating the time that our loving, gracious, compassionate, forgiving Heavenly Father sent His son, Immanuel, to redeem us.