Ryan Stoops   -  

Christmas is a season of songs. Every year, new Christmas songs are written and recorded by popular artists in a variety of genres. In an effort to make the most of one of the best holidays of the year, around our home, we start our Christmas music listening on October 1st. While I do enjoy a good “Frosty the Snowman” and “Deck the Halls”, there’s just something about the carols (religious) that fills the soul with joy and hope. When the church gathers on Christmas Eve and the collective rings out Silent Night and Joy to the World, I think to myself… come Lord Jesus!! I’m a bit giddy just thinking about it. Christmas is a beautiful time and a really great reason to sing.

As we head into this season of Advent, we will spend the next several weeks looking at some of the greatest songs of Christmas. I personally don’t think it’s a coincidence that Christmas is the most sung about holiday.  Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect:

  • December 3rd @ 9am & 10:45am: Songs of a Mother (Luke 1:46-55)
  • December 7th @ 7pm: Songs of our Church (For Unto Y’All – Christmas Musical)
  • December 8th @ 7pm: Songs of our Church (For Unto Y’All – Christmas Musical)
  • December 9th @ 2pm: Songs of our Church (For Unto Y’All – Christmas Musical)
  • December 10th @ 9am & 10:45am: Songs of the Angels (Luke 2:8-20)
  • December 17th @ 9am & 10:45am: Song of our Kids (Back to the Manger – Kids Musical)
  • December 24th @ 9am & 4pm: Songs of the Redeemed (identical Christmas Eve services)

This Christmas season is sure to be a busy time filled with our gatherings of family and friends, but I can’t think of a greater occasion than to be with my spiritual family. Plan to be with us each week and feel welcome to extend some invites to your family and friends to join us for this joyous occasion as we remember and celebrate the songs of Christmas.

Merry Christmas,
Pastor Ryan