Posted: December 18, 2017 by Nate Ferguson, Lead Pastor
Ever since I was a little kid, our family has celebrated Christmas Eve at church. Growing up, we were “old school” and actually used REAL candles. We sang Silent Night at midnight to close the service (in addition to burning our hands with candle wax 😊).
It was a different mood each year. Everyone was grateful, excited, and happy. Kids were home from college or home with their families. The message was essentially the same and we’d sing essentially the same songs, but it was so special to be together another year to give thanks to God for coming to save us and for getting us through another year.
I grew up worshipping with the same people in the same church every year. It was special to share those moments together, all together as one body. Many of those people are still important to me today! There are so many good memories.
Fast forward to The Village and we had a similar experience. No real candles of course, but being in the same room at the same time with the same people, thanking God for his grace and love and celebrating another year together. Then we outgrew our capacity to have everyone in the same place at the same time and now its even more FUN!
Now…with 4 services there’s time to connect afterward and see everyone. There’s also time to schedule family time and still keep this important tradition of going to Church.
I can’t wait for Saturday and Sunday to see all of you, your family, and your friends/neighbors/co-workers who don’t have a church home. As we celebrate our Savior being born and this wonderful community of people who are able to share life together year after year! Make sure to attend “A Village Christmas” and make those lasting family memories.
12/23 @ 5:00 & 7;00 pm
12/24 @ 9:30 & 11:00 am