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Candlelight Communion

posted 2 Dec 2015, 09:27 by Peter Moore   [ updated 3 Dec 2015, 19:12 ]

I think there must be something wrong with me. I just don’t understand Christmas, I guess. I might be getting presents and sending Christmas cards and decorating trees and all that, but I’m still not happy. I don’t feel the way I’m supposed to feel.              
                                                                         (Charlie Brown in “A Charlie Brown Christmas”)

We are told that “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” But we know Christmas doesn’t magically make all our problems go away. The struggles we had in November, are still there in December. In fact sometimes they are put under a Christmas spotlight. The loneliness we experience is even more evident, the pain more pronounce and our financial burdens can become overwhelming during this season. Let’s be honest, Christmas can be hard for all kinds of reasons!

This Sunday evening, Dec. 6 @ 7pm, we will gather in the sanctuary of Douglas Baptist Church to reflect on the pain, promise and passion of Christmas. This candlelight communion service will include congregational singing, special music, readings, and video. Please join with us as we pray for the comfort and hope of Christmas to find its way into our hearts, families and neighbourhoods this Christmas.