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When Christmas doesn’t look like Christmas
When Christmas doesn’t look like Christmas

How do you face the Christmas season when it doesn’t look the way it used to?

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The Gifts of Christmas
The Gifts of Christmas

Christmas isn’t all about presents, but there are Christmas gifts we can treasure.  They are the gifts that don’t come with a price tag, and we’ve chosen four to explore this holiday season! Take each online lesson to see how these gifts can make a difference in your life this Christmas. The Gifts of Christmas: True Friendship The Gifts of […]

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What do You Want for Christmas?
What do You Want for Christmas?

If there’s one question I hear over and over again this time of year it’s this: what do you want for Christmas?  Amid the gift and the wrappings there is something about this time of year that gives us permission to dream, to be extravagant to hope for something more. Christmas is a time for […]

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The Christmas Story
The Christmas Story

It was a simple scene that first Christmas – a rough room, a young couple, and nothing but a feeding trough to put the child in. It was probably quite cold and with family far away there was little help. Not exactly the Hallmark moment we like to show in Christmas pageants. And yet this rustic […]

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The Gifts of Christmas: Understanding
The Gifts of Christmas: Understanding

At this time of year, malls are full of people who think they understand what Christmas is all about. Family. Gifts. Food and Fun. On the very first Christmas in the land of Israel, there were very different levels of understanding about what was actually happening. What is your understanding of Christmas? Come with us […]

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The Gifts of Christmas: Faith
The Gifts of Christmas: Faith

When you look at a new baby in the arms of a loving mother, you see a child that has faith its mother will provide for all it needs even though an infant can’t express those needs in words. It is a simple faith, one that can rest in the care provided. Take time today […]

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The Gifts of Christmas: Peace
The Gifts of Christmas: Peace

Christmas is nearly here! Each year attention turns to Christmas as a time for giving. Retailers market the newest gadgets, the “best” gifts, the items that are “guaranteed to please.” Yet the gifts that are most treasured are often the ones with no price tag; we cannot purchase these gifts at any cost.Take time today […]

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All I Want for Christmas
All I Want for Christmas

Gifts. The wise men came bearing them, the Romans charitably gave them and our great- grandparents exchanged them. And yet, of all the Christmas traditions, this is the one I struggle with most. Obligation overtakes joy. Exhaustion halts blessing. And crankiness saps creativity. What to buy for the person who has everything? Never mind the […]

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Dec 22: Klassen Family Christmas
Dec 22: Klassen Family Christmas

This video is best viewed in modern web browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, or Safari. We recommend using one of these browsers for optimal viewing. This isn’t the stereotypical a-little-too-happy-to-be-real family Christmas. But it’s likely one the Klassen family will remember for quite awhile! Are you dreading Christmas this year? Popular indie musician Sufjan Stevens […]

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The Gifts of Christmas: True Friendship
The Gifts of Christmas: True Friendship

Many of our holiday celebrations center on time spent with others. We bake cookies with or for others, we plan surprises and gifts for those we love, many of us find a way to worship with others through song, drama, stories, and prayer. Not every gathering will reflect a “Currier and Ives” card, for many […]

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