10.Q: Christmas is on a Sunday, what are we going to do?A: Celebrate! That’s right, celebrate! “Celebrate” is the simplest and yet the most profound answer to that query. Come & Join us! 9.Q: Are there any other details about Christmas Day we need to know?A: There will be no fellowship time after worship. PJ’s… Continue reading Advent & Christmas Top Ten List
November 20 is our Thanksgiving Sunday and we’ll be giving thanks for our clergy including our retired clergy. We will serve a Thanksgiving meal on Thursday, November 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sign up today to donate food, volunteer to serve, or to eat. Questions? Talk to Wendy Whitlock. Make plans to join… Continue reading Thanksgiving and Christmas at The Palms
During this Advent season, an elf helped remind me of the ABC’s of Christmas: Anticipate joyBe kindCount your blessingsDreamExpress gratitudeForgiveGive cheerfullyHarm no oneImagine possibilitiesJettison angerKeep confidencesMake peaceNurture hopeOpen your mindPlay fairQuell rumorsReciprocate goodnessSeek wisdomTouch heartsUnderstandValue truthWelcome diversityXeriscapeYearn for holinessZealously care for others Wait, I Love this list, but the elf left out a letter! Noel! Noel! Noel!… Continue reading The ABCs of Christmas!
So, you think you know the Christmas story? Well, students, get your paper and pencil. Take this quiz and find out. Its origins are from old; I first saw it 45 years ago, when I was a child. Mike Yaconelli and Wayne Rice, with Youth Specialties, are the creators. I have used it for years to… Continue reading Pastor Paul’s Christmas Quiz
What do you remember about your childhood Christmas celebrations? How do you want your family to answer that question someday? If you’re like me, you don’t tend to remember the gifts you were given as much as the special moments. One of my great regrets with my kids is that our Christmas season was often… Continue reading In 2026, what will you remember about Christmas 2021?
I will light candles this Christmas,Candles of joy despite all the sadness,Candles of hope where despair keeps watch,Candles of courage for fears ever present,Candles of peace for tempest-tossed days,Candles of grace to ease heavy burdens,Candles of love to inspire all my living,Candles that will burn all year long.—Howard Thurman The Season of Christmas is twelve… Continue reading The Work of Christmas
Can you be one of Santa’s little elves and help us make this a wonderful Christmas for our At-Risk Teens? Our wish list of items: Hooded sweatshirts (adult sizes S, M, L, XL or XXL) Throw blankets (no larger than twin size) Face masks Small (2 oz.) hand sanitizers Target and Walmart gift cards in… Continue reading HART Pantry Christmas Drive 2020
Below are random lines from 30 different Christmas hymns, carols, and popular songs. See how many you can identify! Down where he lay Silent stars go by In heavenly peace Ride and sing Field and fountain And sweet the words Dancing through the night Cold winter’s night Made of snow Pulling on the reigns How… Continue reading Let’s play . . . Name That Carol!
How many did you get correct? Comment below! Away in a Manger O Little Town of Bethlehem Silent Night Jingle Bells We Three Kings I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day Do You Hear What I Hear The First Noel Frosty the Snowman Here Comes Santa Claus O Christmas Tree Have Yourself a Merry Little… Continue reading Answers to the Name That Carol quiz