Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas Eve

December 24Sunday Morning Service  at 10:30 a.m.
Scripture:  Luke 1:26-38, 46-56

December 24Christmas Eve Service with Communion at 7:00 p.m.

Preachers:   Jen Hall,  David Hicks,  Pastor Jung Sun Oh
Dialogue in Preaching

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Henry Van Dyke

There is a better thing than the observance of Christmas day, and that is, keeping Christmas.

Are you willing...
  • to forget what you have done for other people, and to remember what other people have done for you;
  • to ignore what the world owes you, and to think what you owe the world;
  • to put your rights in the background, and your duties in the middle distance, and your chances to do a little more than your duty in the foreground;
  • to see that men and women are just as real as you are, and try to look behind their faces to their hearts, hungry for joy;
  • to own up to the fact that probably the only good reason for your existence is not what you are going to get out of life, but what you are going to give to life;
  • to close your book of complaints against the management of the universe, and look around you for a place where you can sow a few seeds of happiness.
Are you willing to do these things even for a day? Then you can keep Christmas

Are you willing...
  • to stoop down and consider the needs and desires of little children;
  • to remember the weakness and loneliness of people growing old;
  • to stop asking how much your friends love you, and ask yourself whether you love them enough;
  • to bear in mind the things that other people have to bear in their hearts;
  • to try to understand what those who live in the same home with you really want, without waiting for them to tell you;
  • to trim your lamp so that it will give more light and less smoke, and to carry it in front so that your shadow will fall behind you;
  • to make a grave for your ugly thoughts, and a garden for your kindly feelings, with the gate open—
Are you willing to do these things, even for a day? Then you can keep Christmas.

Are you willing...
  • to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world—
  • stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death—
  • and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love?
Then you can keep Christmas.
And if you can keep it for a day, why not always?
But you can never keep it alone.

Six Days of the Week,

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924 and 1952.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Weston United Methodist Church 
Christmas Cantata
Camille Saint-Saëns – Christmas Oratorio
Sunday 17 December 2017 10:30 am

The WUMC Chancel Choir will perform Camille Saint-Saëns - Oratorio de Noêl, in English during the 10:30 am worship service on Sunday 17 December 2017.

Please come and join this special celebration of the Advent season.    Nursery care and Sunday School for youth is provided.

All are welcome.