God, we come to you today in need. We need you in ways that only you truly know. During this season of Advent, help us to come to know you in new and exciting ways. You are Emmanuel, God with us.
As we go about all the various tasks and events of this season, help us to keep you front and center throughout it all. Be with us as we continue to draw closer to you and each other. Thank you for your gift of yourself. Help us to make ourselves gifts to each other by our presence and attention during this meeting. Amen.
Who needs Christmas? Seriously, who needs it? Well, as it turns out, maybe we all do. In this series, we’ll discover just how important the Christmas story really is — for all of us.
Week 1: December 2
The entire world needs Christmas.
Week 2: December 9
You need Christmas to find freedom from sin.
Week 3: December 16
God needed Christmas to demonstrate His love.