Entries by Jill Beim

Boxing Day and Giving

Central, The day after Christmas, in British tradition, is called “boxing day.” Originally, it was a day on which a Christmas box, with a small gift or gratuity, would be given to the servants and other poorer people who worked all year but go largely unnoticed – and may not have received much for Christmas. […]

Come let us Adore Him

“And the Angel said to them, ‘Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.’” – Luke 2:10-11 I invite you to take a few […]

Scriptures for Christmas 2017

Luke 2:1-20 The Birth of Jesus 2 In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All went to their own towns to be registered. 4 Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, […]

Make Christmas Strange and Still Her Little Child

MAKE CHRISTMAS STRANGE! It is said familiarity breeds contempt. That is a real danger when it comes to Christmas. We often miss the significance of Christmas because we domesticate the familiar story. As we prepare for Christmas this week can we take time to reflect on how surprising and unexpected Christmas is? How might you […]

SHE Equip – December 19, 2017

Dear Sisters in Christ, Thank you to Judy Hovis for our devotional this week. ​The Candle of Joy is lit and brings light and life to all! Central’s advent theme this year is Journey to the Unexpected. From the start of this journey the word joy has jumped out at me as part of the […]

Christmas Can Be Brutal

Central, We sing ‘Tis the season to be jolly!’ BUT for many of our family, friends and neighbors it is not a time to be jolly. What about those who cry out? My wife died last week. My daughter is gripped by depression. I was just told it’s malignant. My Dad died this year. I am so […]

SHE Equip – December 14, 2017

Dear Sisters in Christ, Thank you to Judy Hovis for our devotional this week. ​The Candle of Joy is lit and brings light and life to all! Central’s advent theme this year is Journey to the Unexpected. From the start of this journey the word joy has jumped out at me as part of the […]

Can you help Sunday Mornings?

 We are in need of more volunteers to help at all of our Sunday morning services in 2018. Commitment is minimal as the schedule rotates based on volunteers available. Team members include: Ushers Greeters Communion Servers Scripture Readers Welcome Center Hosts Van Drivers are needed for the 9:30 am service To sign up, please fill […]

Christmas is a time of…

Central, CHRISTMAS IS A TIME OF GIVING and we have all found that it is more blessed to give than to receive. 2017 has been an amazing year at Central. Our mission of MAKING DISCIPLES OF JESUS is to give everyone the gifts of hope, love, joy and peace. Our mission will continue to serve anyone who needs it, […]