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Friday, December 19th, 2014

This time next week Christmas 2014 will be over.  There is a lot of planning that goes into Christmas and very well there should be as we celebrate the birth of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.  The question is not should we celebrate but it's more how should we celebrate?  For us who believe the focus needs to be on Christ.  The community as a whole keeps baby Jesus in Christmas but He is no longer the main event.  As you listen to music on the radio or attend school concerts Jesus is somewhere in it if you listen closely.  Don't get me wrong who doesn't love, White Christmas and Frosty The Snowman.  There is nothing wrong with anything other but it takes a little work to keep our focus on Christ as we take in what's going on around us.  Lets us who believe celebrate Jesus and allow our face to reveal that Christ is alive and well in our heart.  
This Sunday is always an exciting Sunday as in the morning we are having our annual Sunday School Christmas concert.  Practice is on Saturday so get ready, get ready, get ready for a wonderful time Sunday morning.  In the evening we are having music and readings from our church with special music being provided by the Victoria Regional School Ukulele group.  We will have a time of fellowship to end the evening.  If anyone wants to bring some sweets along for the evening it will be greatly enjoyed by everyone. 
I was talking to the director of Loaves and Fishes and they are looking forward to us coming to sing there onWednesday morning (Christmas Eve.)  We sing from 10:30 to 11:30.  If you are going to sing with us try to be there around 10 for set up and sound check.
Also we have several CBU international students who attend our church and they stay at the CBU over the holidays.  It is our goal to have all of these students enjoy a Christmas meal with one of the families in our church.  No one needs to take all of them but if we had several homes that could take two.  What it means for your family is the time of your Christmas meal you would arrange picking up your students, taking them to your home for the meal, and then taking them back to the CBU.  All you need to do is talk to Pastor Bruce to set it up.
Continue to pray for all those in need.  Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday, from our home to yours, lots of love, Merry Christmas Pastor Kevin and Alice   

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