Christmas 2019 at Grace Chapel

Christmas awakens our wonder—reminding us of the children we once were, and the mystery the world seemed to hold. Wonder meets us under a starry sky, in the hush of a quiet snowfall or the glow of glittering lights. It beckons from under decorated trees and across a family table.

Surprise, curiosity, and joy: can these gifts really last? What do they mean?

What will you find, if you follow the wonder?

 

Advent Sundays

December 1: What happened to wonder?
December 8: Is it a wonderful life?
December 15: I wonder... (dramatic monologue)
December 22: Do we outgrow our wonder?

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

SUNDAY December 22

5:00pm in Lexington
(Childcare available in Kidstown for ages 5 and under.)

MONDAY December 23

7:00pm in Lexington
(Childcare available in Kidstown for ages 5 and under.)

TUESDAY December 24

3:00pm & 4:30pm in Wilmington

4:00pm & 5:30pm in Watertown

4:00pm & 5:30pm in Foxboro

2:00pm & 3:45pm & 5:30pm in Lexington
(Childcare available in Kidstown for ages 5 and under. In addition, a Nursing Mother's Room and a Special Family Room will be available with a view of the livestream)

Special Offering

Response to the Crisis at the border

All of us wish the problems of immigration and migration could be solved. We have the opportunity to join our Grace Chapel partner, World Relief, to obey God’s call to care for the sojourner and alien. World Relief provides services, support and hope to refugees and asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution, poverty, disease and war. Through our Christmas offering and out of the grace and mercy we have received, we can extend grace, mercy and thoughtful support that can remind suffering people of God’s love for them.

“I was hungry and you fed me,
I was thirsty and you gave me a drink,
I was homeless and you gave me a room,
I was shivering and you gave me clothes,
I was sick and you stopped to visit,
I was in prison and you came to me.”

Mathew 25:35, The Message

 Our Christmas 2019 Special Offering will help meet three urgent needs:

1. As asylum seekers wait for their cases to be heard before a U.S. judge, local churches and organizations south of the border help provide for basic needs like safety, housing and food. In response to the leadership of local Mexican church pastors, we bring needed resources and guidance.

2. Trained Christian legal professionals provide safe, trustworthy legal guidance and prayer. As cases are evaluated and validated, asylum seekers learn how to take concrete legal steps which can lead toward family reunification, due process of law, adjustments of status, and when possible, a legal pathway to American citizenship.

3. Local churches north of the border can be equipped to provide prayer, community and practical guidance, as asylum recipients take first steps toward a new future. A local church can become a welcoming community where newcomers can receive case management, employment services, financial literacy…and the love of Christ.

How to Give

  • Give online: log in to grace.org/give and select your campus and then select “Christmas Eve Offering” from the drop down menu.

  • Write a check: write "Christmas Eve Offering" in the memo line and drop it in the offering plate as it passes.

  • Give using our app: Tap the “Give” in the main menu of our app
    1. Select your campus
    2. Choose "Christmas Eve Offering" from the FUND drop-down menu.
  • Text your campus code* to 77977
    (*Campus Codes: GCLEX/GCWIL/GCWAT/GCELX/GCFOX/GCLIVE) 

Christmas Eve Live Stream

Watch our Lexington Campus Christmas Eve services live starting December 24 at 3pm.

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