Christmas is here, and with it, the usual trimmings - lights, gifts, family, joy. One composer dubbed Christmas “the most wonderful time of the year.” Those participating in the first Christmas would probably beg to differ. A teenaged girl rocked by the news that she will bear God’s Son. Her fiancé, unwilling to put her to shame, decides to end their relationship quietly. But then he is visited by an angel who assures him that all is as God intends - your wife will bear a son whose name will be Emmanuel, which means "God with us". Months later, the angels sang that Jesus was born to bring peace on earth, and He has in so many ways. At the cross, He grants us peace with God, but He also brings us peace within. He is with us, walking us through the challenges that pain, folly, fear, and confusion bring. May we remember Christmas as the day that Jesus became one of us to save us and to lead us through all of life. Join as we celebrate Emmanuel: God With Us. – Pastor Mark
Throughout the season, we will look at how GOD IS WITH US:
- in our pain | December 8 & 9
- in our folly | December 15 & 16
- in our fear | December 23 (Sunday Weekend services only)
- always | Christmas Eve | 2*, 4*, & 6pm
- in our confusion | December 30 & 31
At Bay Life, Christmas Eve is always something special. There will be something special for the kids, your favorite Christmas Carols, a family photo station, and a wonderful message from Pastor Mark. Please invite your family and friends for EMMANUEL – God With Us - Christmas Eve at Bay Life. We’ll have services on December 24 at 2*, 4*, and 6**pm.
* Christmas Eve Children’s Ministry will only be available for kids ages 5 and under during the 2 and 4pm services.
* Spanish and ASL translation will be at 4pm.
** For those who cannot attend services at our Kingsway Campus, you can join us online at baylife.org/live.