Christmas means a lot of things to a lot of people. Many of us and our families have traditions that we have observed over the years. I remember traveling to Bluff Dale, Texas to visit my grandparents on their small farm. Thinking back it was amazing just how many aunts, uncles, and cousins we managed to squeeze into that small house every year and somehow, despite close quarters, we all got along. I remember their tree was always a fresh cut cedar from the field and I always got an envelope from my grandmother with a dollar inside. I think inflation alone will require a larger donation to my grandkids this year.
One of the traditions we have observed here at First Baptist is our Family Christmas Eve service. Many churches have Christmas Eve services but what makes our unique is the opportunity for families to come together and partake of the Lord’s Supper. Yes, it takes a little longer to serve in this manner but there is something special about families being able to come together, hold hands, and pray together while observing this most Holy ordinance. Family members who may have had strained relationships may find themselves laying aside differences as they circle together during this service. Our service will begin this year at 5:00 p.m. If you and your family are in town make an effort to attend. I assure you, you will be blessed for having done so. May you have a blessed and Merry Christmas.
Chairman of the Deacons