- December 2019
Acts 26:28 – Then (Herod) Agrippa (King of Judaea) said to Paul, “You almost persuade me to become a Christian.”(NKJV)
It never seems possible to me that it could be time for another Advent season. How can it be almost Christmas again already? Didn’t we just celebrate Easter? But here we are, ready to spend 24 days in a time of holy waiting before celebrating the birth of Christ.
John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, once preached a sermon called “The Almost Christian” in which he spoke of the need to follow Jesus wholeheartedly rather than remaining an “almost Christian” who simply strives to do all the right things. This year, our Advent series is inspired by Wesley’s sermon and based on a book called, “Almost Christmas” by Magrey R DeVega, Ingrid McIntyre, April Casperson, and Matt Rawe. In our December worship services, we look forward to experiencing, not almost, but altogether peace, hope, love, and joy.
The first Sunday in Advent is December 1. Please join us for worship and pick up an advent calendar with questions to help you discern in your life the altogether virtues of the Advent Season.
On Christmas Eve, come celebrate Christ’s birth with us at our 6:30 candlelight service.
The closer Christmas gets, the harder time some people have feeling the joy of Christmas. If you have experienced loss that leaves you feeling “blue” this Christmas, consider a low-key worship celebration at the Blue Christmas service, also known as the longest night service, here at Chapel Hill on Thursday, Dec.19 at 6:30.
Have an altogether wonderful and Blessed Christmas