02 Dec For Unto Us
Ever wondered why there is a Christmas at all?
Why do we celebrate the birth of a first century Jewish baby?
The answer may surprise you—the reason we celebrate Christmas is actually older than Christmas itself.
Hundreds of years before the first Christmas, one man, whose nation stood on the brink of destruction, dared to look up and dream of a better future and a new world. As he dreamed, he saw something coming, a day that would change everything.
He couldn’t have known it at the time…but he saw Christmas.
Join us in December as we look at the original “teaser trailer” of Christmas: the book of Isaiah.
As a matter of fact, there are a number of things to join us for this month, in addition to this new series (which I am really excited about, by the way!):
- CHI Street (Mosaic’s ministry to the homeless community) will be doing their final truck run of the year on December 15—we would love to have you join us!
- go by the lobby this Sunday and grab an ornament to sponsor a child or person in need with one of Mosaic’s strategic ministry partners through our “Project Christmas”
- our really, really fun Christmas party and chili cook-off is Sunday, December 11 from 5 pm – 7 pm. There’s something for everyone there that night. Our band will be doing an incredible Christmas music set, and we’ll have a brand new creative arts presentation on the “Tru Meaning” of Christmas, which will incorporate our children’s music performance as well.
- and, we’ll be having two Christmas Eve candlelight services this year: 4 pm and 5:30 pm (no services on Sunday, December 25)
Finally, I do want to encourage you to be there this coming Sunday. Our elder team will be making an exciting announcement about something important to Mosaic and our bright future together, and we’d love for you to hear it in person!
Ok, that’s it! As always, this is a great Sunday to invite someone. Many of our neighbors and friends and family are more open to coming to church during the Christmas season than any other time of the year. We’ll be mixing in some Christmas and Christmas-themed music in our time of worship, and the messages will be aimed at showing God’s great plan and love for people out of Isaiah’s brilliant book.
See you then!