God calls us to be disciples of Jesus, reaching out in service and fellowship
to share the love of Christ.
Quick question for you: What was the one gift you remember getting for Christmas last year?
Next question: What about the fourth gift? Do you remember that one?
Truth is many of us don’t because it wasn’t something we necessarily wanted or needed. Spending Less isn’t a call to stop giving gifts; it’s a call to stop spending money on gifts we won’t remember in less than a year. America spends around $600 billion dollars during the Christmas season, and much of that it joyless and goes right onto a credit card. By spending wisely on gifts, we free ourselves from the anxiety associated with debt so we can take in the season with a full heart.
--Pastor James Cann
Third Sunday of Advent
Join us this Sunday at 9:30 am
Poinsettias can be ordered through December 11
Forms will be available in the back of the church or in Fellowship Hall. Order-ing information will be listed on the form. The poinsettias will be on display starting Sunday, December 18. You may pick up your plant after the service, or you may leave it for the Christmas Eve services and pick them up after whichever service you attend.
The Giving Tree
This wonderful tree is adorned with ornaments that represent the desires and wishes of local families and children who have little more than hopes and dreams. Like the Christ child, they are poor. Taking ornaments from the tree and buying gifts, like the Wise Men bringing gifts to the Christ child, embody us in “the least of these.” Please bring gifts back to church on or before Sunday, December 11. On Sunday, December 11, all gifts will be placed near the tree in the sanctuary, blessed during our worship service, and later delivered to ensure that local families and individuals in need have a happier holiday.
Are you tired of how consumerism has stolen the soul of Christmas? This year, take a stand! Join the groundswell of Christ-followers who are choosing to make Christmas what it should be—a joyous celebration of Jesus’ birth that enriches our hearts and the world around us, not a retail circus that depletes our pocketbooks and defeats our spirits.
Advent Conspiracy shows you how to substitute consumption with compassion by practicing four simple, but powerful concepts:
Worship Fully—Because Christmas Begins And Ends With Jesus!
Spend Less– And Free Your Resources For Things That Truly Matter
Give More—Of Your Presence: Your Hands, Your Words, Your Time, Your Hear
Love All—The Poor, The Forgotten, The Marginalized, The Sick, In Ways That Make a Difference.
We will also be working on a water filtration project in Nicaragua that will help villages and individuals have clean water. Learn more
Service of Comfort & Peace
Sunday, December 11th
For some, the Christmas holiday is filled with Christmas trees, holiday parties, brightly wrapped packages, and upbeat carols. For others, who have experienced a sense of loss through death, a broken relationship, depression, and many life challenges, including the stress of the season, this holiday might not feel as joyful. We acknowledge the struggles some people face during the holidays. During this service, those attending are given the opportunity to quietly reflect, worship, listen to music, sing, and pray. People may light a candle in remembrance of a loved one or in acknowledgment of a personal loss or sorrow and in recognition of hope. We welcome you to invite a friend.
Birthday Party for Jesus -- Sunday, December 11
Following worship, we will gather in Fellowship Hall at 10:30 am to sing “Happy Birthday to Jesus” and share cake together!
Christmas Pagent -- Sunday, December 18th at 9:30 am
Live Nativity - Sunday, December 18th at 7:00 pm
Christmas Eve Services -- Saturday, December 24th at 6:00 and 10:00 pm
Christmas Day Worship Service -- Sunday, December 25th at 9:30 am
10 Church Street
Westford, MA 01886
Sunday Morning Worship
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