Every Season of Wonder at Alta Woods is a time of great joy and celebration! The sights and sounds of Christmas began last Sunday as the combined voices of Chancel Choir and JOY Singers beautifully presented the musical, Come, Let Us Worship the King. From the positive feedback of family, neighbors, and friends joining us in worship, it was an amazing beginning to this Christmas season. Christmas is our celebration of Christ’s coming into the world and a clear reminder of the Heavenly Father’s plan to send His best gift – Jesus Christ, His Son.
The combined choirs will share this same music with residents and staff of the Orchard at 2 pm on Tuesday, December 4. We plan to leave the church at 1:20 pm. Christmas casual attire is dress for the day.
On December 9, you can enjoy a free performance of these combined choirs at 3 pm in the rotunda of the Old Capitol Museum in downtown Jackson. Invite friends and family and make this concert part of your Christmas celebrations this year.
My deep appreciation goes to the AW Christmas elves who hung the green for another Season of Wonder. In the midst of a beehive of activity, the work was completed in record time. It was a rewarding experience of sweet fellowship and a tasty meal. A huge THANK YOU to: Reba Bradshaw, Lena Causey, Lark and Sandra Hammond, Lynn Hill, Billy Ray Jackson, Jo-Ann Lawrence, Audrey Methvin, Agnes Middleton, Glen Owen, Mary Renegar, Billy and Peggy Roberts, Donnie and Delma Smith, Rufus Stevens, Bill Thomae, David Watts, Billie Welch, and Ruby Yates.
Thanks in advance to the teams who have agreed to water poinsettias for the next three Wednesdays. 1) Dec 5 – Henry Williams, Lark and Sandra Hammond; 2) Dec 12 – Rufus and Velma Stevens; 3) Dec 19 – Bill and Margaret Thomae, Reba Bradshaw, Agnes Middleton, Mary Renegar, and Billie Welch. One watering each week of December should do the trick. Water and cups will be provided after 3 pm so all can attend family meal, prayer gathering, and Bible study that begins at 4:30 pm. Poinsettias may be picked up Sunday, December 23, following the morning worship hour.
As the sweet gospel message is proclaimed this December, relish each opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty, love, and goodness that is the God we serve. Keep your focus on Him daily and receive the comfort, encouragement, and joy only He can give to all who receive Him.
Looking ahead …
Dec 4 – JOY Outing to the Orchard, 2:00 pm
Dec 9 – Old Capitol Museum Christmas Concert in the Rotunda, 3:00 pm
Dec 24 – AWBC Candlelight Communion Service, 5:00 pm in the East Room
Jan 8 – JOY Outing to Brandon Nursing Home, 10:00 am
Jan 9 – Chancel Choir Resumes Rehearsals, 3:30 pm