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Nov 11

Christmas Store 2015! Buy, Serve, LOVE.

2015 | by Clint | Category: Christmas Store

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Each year, Christmas offers believers a unique opportunity to point their loved ones, friends, family, and neighbors to Jesus.  We should thank God that this holiday is so pervasive in our cutlure, and that it is still a natural connection to Jesus.  It’s up to us to help folks make that connection as it is not as natural as it once was.  This doesn’t necessarily mean making sure you don’t say “happy holidays,” since that’s really not the hill worth dieing on.  But rahter, helping folks realize that a hill had to be died on outside of Jerusalem 2000 years ago.  And that God made a way for that to happen through Christmas, through Christ, our God, with us.

This year we’ve invited two elementary schools (La Luz and Los Ranchos) from nearby neighborhoods to participate in the DSC Christmas store.  As in years past, the DSC congregation will buy the gifts, and the parents of students from those schools are invited to come and shop at the store for their child.  While parents are shopping kids will be doing crafts in the Youth Room and decorating Christmas cookies.

We are also planning to join up with Cedar Hill church near Cuba NM again this year as they organize what’s called “Community Christmas” on Sunday December 20th.  This will mean missing church at DSC on the 20th, and traveling to Cedar Hill Church to deliver gifts and serve and fellowship.  They invite the surrounding community and over 50 families come for a meal, some groceries, and some gifts, all in the name of Christ.

Our prayer is that as families come here they will feel the love of Jesus in this place and through us as a people.

Will you buy some gifts?  Will you come and serve?  Will you help carry the love of Jesus to our neighbors?  To your neighbors?

Grab some tags in the foyer.  Sign up to serve at the kiosk.  And please bring the gifts (with the tags attached) back to DSC by December 6th!