Christmas SPARKS
A Christmas Reflection by our Executive Presbyter
For the past 25 years, I have arranged my maternal grandmother’s manger scene as a visible means of preparing for Advent. A simple, monochromatic crèche with broken-nosed donkeys and slightly cracked sheep, it allows me to settle afresh into the Biblical story. No elaborate designs or rich decorations grace my plywood barn.And it doesn’t matter. The story settles through my fingers and into my heart.
Every single year, I arrange the shepherds and wise men, angels and sheep, a little differently. One year, as I remember my liturgical and Lutheran grandmother, the wise men are placed far from the stable – a subtle nod to the reality that Christmas is not the same as Epiphany... (click here to continue reading)
Advent Resources
Save these for next year!!
This Family Advent Devotional is designed to give your family a simple, fun, and intentional way to point your hearts to Christ every day of this Christmas season. Click here for details.
A beautiful Advent devotional written by one of our approved pulpit supply preachers, this devotional can be found on Amazon (click here). Dena's coloring coloring book, A Family Advent Devotional ( *pictured to the left ) can be downloaded for free as well!
Night Visions
A beautiful resource full of colorful art and powerful poetry, it is a wellspring of strength for any disciple of Jesus Christ!

A daily devotional prepared annually by the Frontier Fellowship. For more information regarding future publications, you can talk to George Haugen, pastor at Edgewood (Columbus) at or
Draw Near
A publication by Sanctified Art which was commissioned by Northminster (Macon) congregant, Dr. Lynn Denny. For more information about Sanctified Art and how to enlist their aid in encouraging our walk with Jesus Christ, please reach out to Lynn at
Have some final, last minute shopping to do? Check out this website which was created after 16-year old Katie Davis participated in our 2018 trip to Guatemala ! The products are all made by coops of Guatemalan women with whom we have long-standing relationships.

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