We are a small congregation that provides a close inter-generational experience. The congregation is welcoming and strives to be fully inclusive. Worship has a structure, but we are, at heart, an informal congregation that accepts mistakes and, at times, a little chaos! Our faith tells us that all of us are beloved children of God!
Somehow, the phrase "Jesus is the reason for the season" rubs me the wrong way. It seems somewhat dishonest. The reason for the celebration of Christmas is much murkier than the birth of Jesus. Christmas was not a celebration in the early Christian Church. The Christmas traditions of church and our societies are much more recent.
Think about what's right with Christmas.
Think about what's wrong.
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