Let’s listen to the Christmas Stories! That’s right, stories, plural. There are lots of them. That one that took place long ago in Bethlehem has many ways of being told and even more of being heard. And then there are ours. This is not a problem, folks, this is the power of story! As we get ready for Christmas this year we will re-hear stories from some usual and surprising nativity onlookers and from you too. So, polish off those storytelling and listening tools, Christmas is a-coming. Connect this Christmas! See below for ways to engage, a list of our Christmas gatherings, and our December 30 “Doing Good Together” project.

Here’s what we’ll be talking about on December 16… What was That? Reporters know to talk to more than the headliners. They go back in the kitchen, talk to the concierge and the guy on the street. People who may not know all that was going on, but they know something. Sometimes what they don’t know makes them better observers. Who were the extras that first Christmas? The guy in the shop next to the stable, the servants of the wise men? We’ve all been the extra, standing in the wings, witnessing what others missed. What was it? What can change this world and you think you saw it?

Ways to Engage:

  • Offer hospitality, behind the scenes, band, kids production support around any of these gatherings! Email Melissa or Maia.

  • Bring Christmas cookies! Email Melissa

Mark Your Calendars with our Christmas Gatherings:

  • Wednesday 12/19 @ 6:30pm—A neighborhood event with Fabric at the Parkway (more here)

  • Sunday 12/23 @ 10:30am OR Monday 12/24 @ 2:00pm—Christmas Eve (more here)

  • Sunday 12/30 @ 10:30am—Doing Good Together (more here)