Exploring the first Christmas
The birth of Jesus Christ has long been celebrated on Dec. 25 of every year. The first recorded celebration of Christmas dates back to Dec. 25, 336.
However, it is not known for sure if Christ was even born during the month of December, much less on the day we come together to celebrate. Full Story
The joy of giving
The word for today is joy. On that first Christmas the angels said to the shepherds, “I bring you good news of a great joy. For unto you is born a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” That is what Christmas and Santa Claus is all about, a time of great joy. You don’t believe in Santa Claus? Let me tell you a story. Full Story
Meadowbrook invites public Christmas Eve
Meadowbrook Baptist Church, 1401 Colorado Ave., will hold a Candlelight Communion Service on Christmas Eve beginning at 6 p.m.
“The public is invited to join us to praise God and celebrate our Savior’s birth,” said Pastor Russ Willis. Full Story
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