Monday, December 19, 2011

Hoover FirstUnited Methodist Church
Reaching out to all people, inviting them to experience the love of Jesus.
"As God’s household, you are built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus himself is the cornerstone. The whole building is joined together in him, and it grows up into a temple that is dedicated to the Lord. Christ is building you into a place where God lives through the Spirit.” (Eph 2:20-22)

Come Home to Hoover First for Christmas!

Sometimes home is not really the physical place where we grew up, but instead, home may relate to a mental or emotional state of refuge or comfort. So, I invite you to come home to this “household of faith”-- a spiritual home where you can find many of the qualities we associate with home.

Many of us have fond memories of home during the holidays-- or least how we would like to remember our home as a warm and comforting place when we were growing up. Home stirs up images of home-cooked meals and extended family gathered lovingly around a table. For others of us, our real-life family didn't match up to this idealized image, but rather, home is what we created for our own children. And finally, for some of us, the search goes on to find a place to belong and to feel “at home.”-- to find that refuge and comfort for which we long.

So, I invite you during this holiday time, to come home for Christmas. Come Home to the joy of a simple Christmas--taking refuge from the commercialization and materialism of the Holidays. Come Home for the Holy Days of the holiday season!  Join us for Christmas Eve Service of Candlight and Communion at 4 p.m., December 24th.  Christmas Day Worship Breakfast is at 9 a.m. and Service is at 10 am.  Everyone is invited to bring a special toy or "childhood object" to share!

Come Home to Hoover First to celebrate the birth of the Christ child. The one who comes to each one of us anew each Christmas. It is through Christ that we can find our spiritual home with God. Come home to Christ.

In the Joy of the Season!

1934 Patton Chapel Road Hoover, AL 35226

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