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MERRY CHRISTMAS!
We don't actually know the exact date Jesus was born - we celebrate in December for many reasons that are practical, social, and most importantly theological. Since the earliest Christian teaching, we understood that the Incarnation (Christ's birth) was a sign of True Light piercing the darkness of this world. It makes sense, then, that we celebrate Christ's coming during the darkest season of the year with lights, candles, and joy. This Christmas our prayer is that you feel that thrill of hope the Jesus' birth promises in the midst of our darkness, and that your soul feels its incredible worth to a God who loved us so much he was born to us, died for us, and raised so that we might live.
Join us tonight at 6pm as we celebrate this incredible gift. 

Grace and Peace,
The Williamses
Join us for a combined Christmas service on Dec. 26 at 10am.
Wear your favorite Christmas sweater and come celebrate the newborn King! 
SWEATSHIRT REORDER!
We are doing a sweatshirt re-order for this January!
Sizes: Sizes Small to 3X-Large
Cost: $20

Email pastor@elmsprings.church to place your order. Visit elmsprings.church/give and click on "Elm Springs Merch" to make your payment online or bring it to the church.
ESUMC ACTIVITIES: Dec 16-23
Friday:

9 - 2 PM Blessings Thrift Shop (All items are free, donations are appreciated)

Sunday:
9 AM Contemporary Worship
10 AM Sunday school (all ages)
11 AM Classic Worship
3-5 PM ES Kids Christmas Party | Crisler
3-5 PM ES Youth Christmas Party | 3768 Glenwood Springs (Pam Frank's home)

Tuesday:
9 AM Prayer Team | Crisler 
10 AM Quilters and Sewers | Crisler
10 AM - 2 PM Soul Food Pick Up | Crisler 
5-7 PM Soul Food Pick Up | Crisler

Small Group Study starting in January!

To find out more, email Pastor Jennie (pastor@elmsprings.church).
 
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