In only six days we will celebrate the great gift of the Christ child once again. In the midst of it all – our family togetherness; the giving/receiving of gifts; the festive dinner; the reflective warmth that Christmas always invokes – let’s all take time to express our deep appreciation to the Father for His life-changing gift. As Norman Vincent Peale once put it, “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”
Gloria joins me and all of us at the district office in expressing our genuine thanks for being involved with you in Kingdom ministry and to wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas.
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” – Charles Dickens
Yesterday morning we enjoyed the high energy, interactive Kids program at Moncton – A Jingle Bell Rock. A very well done and joy filled presentation of the story of Christmas. Congrats to Liz Hoyt and her crew for a presentation of impact.
“Christmas is joy, religious joy, an inner joy of light and peace.” – Pope Francis
As mentioned in IMA earlier, our own Mike Tapper recently completed his Ph.D. This past week he was presented with the Governor General’s Award for Academic Excellence – hyper congrats!
Kingswood University had 500+ in attendance for their annual Carols at Kingswood.
- The district office will be closed the week of Dec 26th and will reopen on Monday, January 3, 2017. Happy New Year!
- IMA – It’s Monday Again – will be taking a Christmas break and will return on Jan 3rd.
- “Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” – Alexander Smith
- The two most joyous times of the year are Christmas morning and the end of school.” – Alice Cooper
THOT: “The hardest victory is the victory over self.” – Aristotle
ON SECOND THOT: “Before you accuse me – take a look at yourself.” – Eric Clapton
Join Hugh Halter (author, speaker, church planter, consultant) for a full day of learning how to join in God’s mission to change Atlantic Canada, one neighbourhood at a time.
January 18, 2017
Highfield Baptist Church