December 23

2PM ● 4PM* 6PM*

December 24

2PM ● 4PM* ● 6PM*

*Nursery for ages 3 and below by registration



To stay in compliance with CDC and Clay County Health Department Guidelines, we are asking you to register you and your family so we can appropriately social distance in the worship center. By clicking on a service time below you can save your spot for your family and your little ones who are eligible for nursery.

A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices!

What is Christmas?

Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ: the Son of God and the Savior of the world.

Why do we Celebrate Christmas?

We celebrate Christmas because we recognize its significance for the world. Christmas marks the day when God specially came to His people in His Son. Jesus, truly God and truly man, was born to a virgin and set forth God’s mission to save the world from sin and brokenness. At Christmas, God entered into the pain and experience of His people. God knows our suffering because He has encountered it too and has promised to walk with us through it all. Christmas is a beacon of hope to the world that God’s love has come in Jesus. Through Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, all made possible by Jesus’ birth at Christmas, the world has a Savior, King, and Friend. We celebrate Christmas because of the hope and salvation of Jesus that it ushered in.
“For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, CSB)

Why is Christmas important to Christianity?

Christmas is important to Christianity because it is a clear sign that God loves His people, saves His people, walks alongside His people, and is eternally securing Heaven for His people. Without the birth of Jesus at Christmas, we could not have the Gospel of Jesus that we so powerfully celebrate at Easter. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of God’s promised Messiah, who came to save God’s people from their sins and give them eternal life. The Bible is the true story of God’s plan for the world and Christmas is the beginning of the story’s climax. Christmas is central to Christianity and the hope it offers to all.

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