Christmas in July ~ From the Archives

Christmas in July ~ From the Archives

By: Sandy Safford This article from the archives originally ran in 2016. Looking for some new ideas for the coming church season? This post is intended to give you some resources to consider for the months ahead. Maybe it will just remind you of something you haven’t...
Room in the Inn: Serving Our Neighbors on Christmas Day

Room in the Inn: Serving Our Neighbors on Christmas Day

By: British Hyrams Among the people I polled, their descriptions of Christmas 2017 included the following: Wonderful! Out of the ordinary. One of the best! On par with ALL of them (emphasis added). Of particular note is that these volunteers were referring to their...
Christmas in July

Christmas in July

By: Pressley Cox Did you know that according to a Southern Living article, Christmas in July started in 1933 at Keystone girls’ camp in Brevard, North Carolina. It began as a theme for a summer camp celebration, not in a church or by a marketing company. This first...
Why Celebrate the Christian Year?

Why Celebrate the Christian Year?

By: David Gambrell The Christian year is an ancient pattern of seasons and festivals by which congregations and individuals immerse themselves in the story of God’s saving love through Jesus Christ. This way of keeping time is sometimes called the liturgical year or...