There are less than two weeks left until Christmas, and you can definitely tell around Real Life Church! On December 4, RLCers came together for a kick-off to Christmas dinner. The night was full of great food, beautiful decorations, fun times and festive songs! Thanks to all who came out to the dinner! Check out some photos from the event below:
Next up, mark on your calendars that RLC’s “Christmas Eve Eve” service is happening Friday, December 23, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. This service serves is a special time to stop and truly worship this Christmas.
“This time of year it can be so easy to get wrapped up in the Christmas parties, buying gifts, and long check out lines,” Pastor Brandon says. “Yes, Christmas means getting involved in all those things. However, it is also so much more than that. Our Christmas Eve Eve service is intended to provide a moment outside all that hurry and scurry so we can be thankful for the real reason for Christmas.”
He hopes your family will make plans to attend the Christmas Eve Eve service before you may need to head out to other places for family events. It is the perfect continuation of what the church has studied through our “Fear Not” series this month.
“More people deal with hopelessness this time of year than any other. God’s Word tells us over and over again to lower or expectation of man and raise our expectation of God. The Fear Not Series is all about realizing that God will is FOR us. We do not have to live in fear of what others say, what our bank account looks like, what our government is doing, or anything else. Our Hope comes from Christ alone,”,” Pastor Brandon says. “The Christmas Eve Eve service is all about celebrating this fact. We’re going to be talking about how “God was, God is, and God will be with us.”
This year’s service will feature the singing of Kent Bryant and there will be a Christmas devotion, candle lighting and time of communion. Pastor Brandon hopes that you make plans now to attend this special event with your family.
“I love holiday traditions. My family creates a new one almost every year. We do new pajamas for Christmas Eve. We open one present right before Christmas. We have traditions for how we eat breakfast on Christmas morning. We have traditions for everything,” Pastor Brandon says. “However, my favorite Christmas tradition is worship with my church family on Christmas Eve Eve. It is a great time to place everything into perspective and remember that above the noise of the holiday season, it’s all about Jesus. Start a holiday tradition with your family by joining us December 23rd at RLC. You won’t regret it.”