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Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas Spirit

Thomas K Woolen Mill, Salem
Originally uploaded by kjwatson103.
A man asked me last week if I was ready for Christmas. I said no, I’m really not. His question in response went something like, “Why does everyone equate being ready for Christmas with shopping?” I hope he was including himself in that question because I was not talking about my shopping list at all.

Thanks to some friends who contributed to six Christmas worship stations around our church this week, now I'm ready. Merry Christmas.


  • Okay, I want to know. What's a Christmas worship station? Sounds intriguing...

    By Blogger Robin M., at 12:46 PM, December 29, 2006  

  • Hi Robin,
    The Christmas worship stations were 6 interactive displays or activities that people from NFC set up to help us enter into the Christmas season in the right spirit. They were each set up in a different room. There was a media presentation on the first Christmas, a place to write an honest recap of the year, a place to pray for the displaced children of the world, and a prayer labyrinth.

    I only made it to 2 the first night and came back another time to do the labyrinth so don't know how to describe the others. They provided peaceful space to stop and listen each noon and evening for a week. Several of our Listening Life small groups decided to do that in lieu of meeting that week. This was the first attempt at something like this.

    By Blogger kathy, at 2:00 PM, December 29, 2006  

  • Thank you! Christmas worship as a week of time and space with God - I wonder, how many people made it to all of them? How many would I have made it to?

    I gave up running for the last two weeks of Advent, just as a concession to the busyness of life at that time. I used that time to do my shopping before the kids got out of school and to do a variety of activities with them for the first week they were at home all day. But I did make it to meeting for worship in the morning last Sunday and an evening Presbyterian lessons and carols service with my mother and sister and her family.

    But I keep getting good ideas for religious education projects from your church, so thanks for telling more about this.

    By Blogger Robin M., at 6:56 PM, December 30, 2006  

  • I'm not sure how many people came. I'll ask around. The first evening I was there, there were several others. The second evening I just went to the labyrinth which was in a different building because it needs a bigger room and I didn't see a soul.

    This was our first year and I imagine it is something that will grow over time. At least I hope it does.

    By Blogger kathy, at 6:07 AM, December 31, 2006  

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