Christmas

Singing the Christmas Story

By Shirley Holden Carpenter
Christmas carols provide a rich form for God's people to praise God. More than at any other time of the year, we love to sing at Christmas. Singing the hymns and carols of… read more

Keeping Christ in Christmas, Or Not

By Tricia Brown
…“Look! I bring good news to you—wonderful, joyous news for all people. Your savior is born today in David’s city. He is Christ the Lord.”… read more

Christmas Easter People

By Betsy Hall, Shane Raynor
Chreaster isn't an actual word—it's made up—a portmanteau of Christmas and Easter. According to one of the online slang dictionaries, Chreaster means A person who… read more

Silent Night

By Ace Collins
She gave birth to her firstborn child, a son, wrapped him snugly, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the guestroom. —Luke 2:7 On December 24… read more

Advent Series: Hope Is on the Way

By Jarrod Johnston
This seven-week series for the beginning of Advent through Epiphany Sunday is based on the Gospel readings from Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary, and emphasizes themes … read more

Christmas in July Sunday

By Jessica Miller Kelley
Here at Ministry Matters, we kick off Advent and Christmas planning with a Christmas in July week in mid-to late-July to help leaders get a jumpstart on planning worship, sermons, … read more
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