Christmas – Changing lives: ours and others

Here’s how you are changing lives:

“A note to express our sincere gratitude to all who helped put together the two wonderful Thanksgiving meals. Thanks to Shirley Parfitt for coordinating. …Words cannot express what your congregation’s generosity means to the families who would otherwise have nothing.”  – Middlebury office of Vermont’s  Department of Children and Families

I am grateful for the snow blanket. It is both beautiful and practical.  Our dormant plants and bushes will do better with a snow blanket to keep their “feet” protected from wind and the harshest temperatures.

Can Christmas be both beautiful and practical too?  The decorations, the Christmas story, and the music bless us.  The message is hugely practical.  We matter deeply to a God who comes to dwell in our midst and walk beside us no matter what we face.