In one sense, Christmas is about children. We start with a focus on a child who is born for us, the promised One of God. Children also give us an important perspective on Christmas, in their hopes and excitement, in their willingness to believe. We see the joy in children at the holiday and it touches us. This Sunday we see “Christmas Through the Eyes of A Child” as our young people share a delightful pageant with us in the 9:30 am worship service. I invite you to come hear again the story of Jesus’ birth from a fresh perspective, and receive God’s gift of hope as God speaks through our children. James Agee would say, “In every child who is born, no matter what circumstances, and no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again.” Here in Jesus, we see God’s possibilities. Here we see what God can do.

 

I always feel blessed when our young people lead us in worship and help us to see and experience God in a new way. Come and support our young people this Sunday. I know as a church we love to do this. Last Sunday, our mini-singers (our youngest choral group of 3-5 year olds) performed a wonderful mini concert, perfect for these little ones who can’t and shouldn’t stand still for more than 15 minutes! Thank you to the 90 people who came to support and cheer them and the group’s director, Shari Paris, who does a fabulous job of leading this group every week following the 9:30 am Sunday School classes. This Sunday, we worship God who loves children and come to us in the birth of a child.

 

Click here to read more about the musical, and other happenings on Sunday morning, including an invitation to “Make a Joyful Noise” on the patio after worship, AND an art show in the Fellowship Center featuring our own Sunday School children’s art based on the theme: “How Do You See God?”

 

Rev. Brenda Smith, children’s ministries director, preaches on “Hope in a Miraculous Child” at all three services.

Rev. Dr. Dave Summers, Senior Pastor
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
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