God's Gift This Christmas

Dec, 2012

God's Gift this Christmas

Our teaching team was talking about how hectic the Christmas season can be for all of us. We were telling stories about the busyness and how that busyness can steal the joy and peace of Christmas. In the midst of that discussion, one of our teachers said, “You know, for some of us and our folks, the church services themselves might be the one place to experience joy and peace this Christmas season.” We reflected upon that statement and formulated the plan for this series. We want the series to be joy-filled and peaceful time for focusing upon some of the gifts that God has given to us at the birth of Christ and in our lives today. We will remember this amazing story of Christ’s birth…”I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you; You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:10-12 The four gifts our teachers will focus upon during the series are: the gift of himself, the gift of perfect timing, the gift of a new thing, and the gift of mysterious surprises.

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Teaching Schedule

  • December 16

    Community Center: Alice Shirey
    Sanctuary: Doug Tensen
    Grundy County: Jesse Henkle
    Waverly: Ed Baker

  • Christmas Eve

    Cedar Falls: Alice Shirey
    Grundy County: Brian Steenhoek
    Waverly: Brian Steenhoek

  • December 30

    Community Center: Ed Baker
    Sanctuary: Overflow
    Grundy County: Chris Henley
    Waverly: No Service

  • January 6

    Community Center: Alice Shirey
    Sanctuary: Brian Steenhoek
    Grundy County: Dave Bartlett
    Waverly: No Service

  • January 13

    Community Center: Jeff Mickey
    Sanctuary: Alice Shirey
    Grundy County: Brian Steenhoek
    Waverly: Dave Bartlett

  • January 20

    Community Center: Brian Steenhoek
    Sanctuary: Dave Bartlett
    Grundy County: Jeff Mickey
    Waverly: Jeff Mickey (video)