From the Pastor

    A Christmas of Faith

When tragedy strikes at Christmas time,

it’s a good thing that the Christmas of Faith

isn’t as fluffy and insubstantial as snow. 

And that it’s not as flimsy and superficial as tinsel. 

It’s good that the lights on the Christmas tree of Faith

Never Burn Out!

 The “Silent Night” of the Christmas of Faith

is filled with strength. 

The “Angels We Have Heard on High”

are messengers of courage. 

And when we ask, “What Child is This?”

on the Christmas of Faith, the answer is

One born to heal broken hearts.

Let’s pray for the people of Newton, Connecticut, as we celebrate a Christmas of Faith!   This Sunday, we’ll hear the story of God’s promise to Mary and us.  On Sunday evening, we’ll go caroling for the homebound.  On Monday, Christmas Eve, we’ll tell the Christmas story, sing carols, and share a Christmas Communion. Noel, Noel!