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Invite a Friend to Celebrate Christmas


There may well be no better time to introduce a friend to Ingleside than at Christmas.  So, I hope you will ask the Lord about whom you should invite.  Then, make the call, or send the text or email.  Your personal invitation could make all the difference.

As you make your plans, remember that we will have five great, musical celebrations of the birth of Jesus Christ this weekend, called Light: An Ingleside Christmas Celebration.

  • Friday, December 11, 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 12, 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 13, 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Christmas cookies, hot wassail, and great fellowship will follow each of the afternoon and evening presentations.  On Sunday morning, food and fellowship will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Gathering Area.  The Christmas Art Gallery is open before and after each presentation on the mezzanine.

No ticket is required, and the doors open 30 minutes prior to each presentation.  So, please invite a friend and experience a joy-filled, faith-inspiring celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ!

Is Your Heart Hurting This Christmas?

Though the holiday season can be filled with great joy and blessing, for those who have lost loved ones this time of year can be especially difficult and painful.

So, on Sunday afternoon, December 18, at 4:00 p.m. in our Chapel, we have planned a “Christmas Remembrance and Celebration” service.

This gathering is designed to offer comfort, encouragement, and hope to those who are grieving during the holidays.  I am confident that if you will make your way to this service, you will sense the nearness of God’s presence and his power to bring healing to your hurting heart.

Christmas Eve Services

The tradition of worshiping at Ingleside on Christmas Eve is growing!  So, again this year, we are planning three services—two “family” services and one “candlelight communion” service.

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.   Family Service with live nativity

5:00 – 5:45 p.m.   Family Service with live nativity

7:30  – 8:30 p.m.  Candlelight Communion Service

All three services will have great music, an encouraging message, and worship by candle light.  Bring your family and friends and worship at Ingleside on Christmas Eve!

Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Since they both fall on a Sunday this year, we will have one worship service only at 10:30 a.m. in the Worship Center on Christmas Day, December 25, and New Year’s Day, January 1.

If you are in town, I hope to see you in worship on each of these Sundays.

Your Pastor and Friend,

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