It’s the most wonderful time of the year—or so the old song goes. Yet we have to admit that it doesn’t always feel that way. We can all rattle off a list of the reasons why we feel a twinge of stress or sadness mixed with happiness or excitement when the carols start playing in every public setting. Hectic schedules, rampant materialism, and reminders of personal wounds are just a few of the reasons.
Whether you are the person who is ready to relax and savor the season because you did all your shopping and preparations months ago (not likely) or the person who dreads the busyness, responsibilities or loneliness that steal your joy this time of year (much more likely), the Christmas season offers a unique opportunity to experience God’s love and grace in the midst of real life. Christmas can still truly give us a taste of the most wonderful time of world history. Jesus—the Messiah, the Savior—came as the light into the darkness and stress and pain of the world—our world. That world then, just like our world now, including our lives, needs the light to illuminate, clarify, guide, and heal. Christ’s coming brings that ultimate light and His peace, joy, and all-consuming love. Those are the true gifts of Christmas. And He is worth celebrating.
Join us for an unforgettable Sunday as we continue The Gifts of Christmas series as we celebrate how Jesus’s birth changed everything and brings us hope, love, joy, and peace even today! If you’ve missed any part of this series, get caught up here.
We are excited about the Christmas season. We have so many great things happening at Life Church:
- Family Chrismas Service: December 18 at 10:00. Come experience the joy of seeing our children’s ministry present the gospel message through song.
- Christmas Eve Service: Experience the hope that God gave us through the birth of his son Jesus. Join us at 4:30 pm for a time of music and a message by Pastor Dale Sisam.
- Christmas Day Service: Nothing is more important than truly celebrating the reason for the season. Join us at 10:00 am on Christmas day for a service filled with music and joy as we celebrate the birth of our King.
Invite someone to Christmas!
We have made it really easy for you to invite someone to Christmas this year. We have a special Christmas page that explains everything you need to know this holiday season.
Also, we have special ecards for you to either email or share on social media. Find the one you want and share.
HELP US, HELP THE COMMUNITY:
This year we are helping PROP with donations. Each week our local Eden Prairie food shelf donates nearly 1,100 pounds of feed to families in need. Here’s what we need this week:
- SNACK RAISINS
- BOXED POTATOES
- PANCAKE MIX
- MAC & CHEESE
If you would like to donate any other non-perishable products, please feel free. Drop off is located in the foyer.
We know the holiday season can be stressful and forgetful. However, you may be unaware that we’ve made it incredibly easy to donate your year-end gifts to Life Church. Each gift is precious to the mission of Life Church and we care for each dollar that comes into our doors.
Without your generosity and support, we would not be able to reach our community for Christ. We need your support to further the mission of Life Church and it’s goal of helping more people find true life in Jesus Christ.
We encourage you to give between now and December 31st and help us continue our mission so we can start 2017 strong. All gifts received between now and December 31 will be included for your donations this year, and you’ll recieve a contribution statement detailing your gifts to Life Church in 2016.
All financial gifts are tax-deductible.
You ask; “How can I give?” Three ways.
- GIVE ONLINE
- Text any dollar amount to 612-979-2282 (One-time credit card set-up).
- Mail a check to the church:
14100 Valley View Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344