December 3, 2009

Christmas serving + reflecting

Posted in better disciples at 11:23 PM by alexlozada

As the Christmas season grows more hectic, thank you to the MCC volunteers who join tens of thousands of others around the country to raise support for the ministry of the Salvation Army.  My daughter Ely & I made a quick trip to the Abingdon Walmart for school supplies, and met 3 different MCC friends who braved the falling temps to be bell-ringers at the kettle. Her student ministry small group is so enthusiastic about serving that they will ahve TWO different shift times to accomodate them all 🙂 If you’re interested in volunteering, there are still open spots – sign-up here.

Here’s video from a couple weeks ago of the Salvation Army kick-off in Washington just down the I-95.

And as the Christmas season grows more hectic – at the far end of the Christmas celebration spectrum from serving amidst the shopping bustle and silver bells is this Advent devotional from Ruth Haley Barton on waiting on God. The whole Christian life, and Christmas in particular, is the balance between doing (serving, reaching) and waiting.

1 Comment »

  1. […] MCC’s new Christmas series No Fear. Many MCC small groups are switching from study time to charitable service opportunities or celebration gatherings in December, but I’m continuing to write a study guide for those […]

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