December 2: The Advent Conspiracy
Advent Conspiracy was founded on the radical idea that we can celebrate Christmas humbly, beautifully, and generously. Advent is the story of a wondrous moment when God entered our world to make things right. It is the greatest story ever told and it changes everything—including the way we celebrate Christmas. This Advent let’s do things differently as we Worship Fully, Spend Less, Give More and Love All.
A Different Light
Sermon Series for Advent and Christmas
Traditional Worship in the Chapel at 8:00 AM
Sunday School at 9:15 AM
Open Skies Worship in the Fellowship Hall at 10:30 AM
Traditional Worship in the Sanctaury at 10:30 AM
Whether you live in Missouri City or Sugar Land, Greatwood or Meadows Place, Houston or even Needville, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without twinkling lights. Bulbs blinking red and green or classic white have become a part of our Christmas celebrations.
Christmas lights have a history that dates all the way back to the pagan rituals of northern Europe. The custom of the Yule Log, a bonfire of sorts, was first recorded in the 12th century and reminded the people that the sun will once again shine brightly, ending the darkness of December. Throughout the years, the winter light tradition changed from the early Yule Log to candles on the German Christmas tree to the LED version of holiday cheer we have today.
We’ve come a long way from some incandescent strands weaved through the branches of a few front-yard pines. And while some communities invoke rules over what colors your bulbs can be, hoping to keep things classy, others are pushing the limits of creativity and the electric grid.
Thousands of years ago, the prophet Isaiah proclaimed that, “the people who walk in darkness have seen a great light…” And that great light? “…He will be called, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” This Christmas let’s not only look for the lights that decorate our trees and houses, but let’s make sure we don’t miss The Light that Isaiah talks about…A Different Light!
December 9: Wonderful Counselor
December 16: Mighty God
December 23: Everlasting Father
December 24: (Christmas Eve)Prince of Peace
- Rev. Marty Vershel