Christmas

So much to do. Lists are made. Checked twice. Three times. Calendars become a mess of have to, need to, don’t forget. We rush to the stores, spend hours searching for the perfect gift; fill our fridges with groceries and our trays with cookies — homemade because that’s what’s expected of us. We spend money, swipe credit cards, put toys in the donation bin at the front doors of Walmart.

What does it all mean?

Is there even a glimpse of that first Christmas hidden in our modern hustle?

There was no garland or lights. No grand dinner table. From the humblest of hovels, our Saviour entered the world, the light of His gift putting to shame even the most efficient twinkle lights.

Here at HMC we are planning A Simple Christmas season; a time of reflection, a focus on prayer, and a quiet calendar. We want to turn the attention back on what matters, away from the glitz, emphasizing simplicity over extravagance as we turn our focus from tinsel to straw.

DECEMBER SAVE THE DATES

Wednesday, December 5 Help build Christmas Baskets/Hampers for the people of Saugeen First Nation and those in the hospital over the season 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 12 Carol sing & sleigh ride 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 15 Stocking Delivery to Hanover Hospital 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, December 16 Pastor Amos will be leading a U18 Christmas service
Tuesday, December 18 – Thursday, December 20 Pastor Lyndsay will be setting up reflective prayer stations for you to experience at your leisure.
Sunday, December 23 Hang around after the service for a time of fellowship as we Build Cocoa Connections around a hot chocolate station.
Monday, December 24 Join us at 6:30 p.m. for a simple candlelight Christmas Eve service.