First Church Christmas Eve Magic

By January 5, 2017Welcoming Ministries

Lisa Helm“Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.”

— Hebrews 13:2

Six services. Three thousand people. Actually, well over three thousand people. That was Christmas Eve at FUMCFW. I consider it a huge blessing to be part of the staff and clergy responsible for the planning and preparation to welcome so many. That said, as a church staff, it’s also our job to make sure all that First Church Christmas Eve magic happens. What really amazes me — and what I am most grateful for — is how some of the members of this church also chose to spend part of their Christmas Eve serving as ushers and greeters to our thousands of guests.

So with a grateful and overflowing heart I’m sending out an enormous thank-you to each and every person who graciously volunteered their time on Christmas Eve to help make sure that every person who came through our doors felt welcomed and cared for by our church family. Because of your generosity of time and spirit, we touched the lives of countless people on Christmas Eve, making the experience of worshipping with us all the more meaningful with the welcoming presence of smiling faces!

And of course, if you were not able to help us out as an usher or greeter on Christmas Eve, it’s never too late to join this powerful ministry of welcoming members, visitors, and guests to worship on Sunday mornings. It’s a small amount of time that means a lot to all who enter our doors, and who knows? The life transformed might well be your own!



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