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A Message from the District Superintendent:
When I was young, Christmas was a magical time. The weekend after Thanksgiving, we would pile into my Dad's pick-up truck and go to the Farmer's Market to pick out a Christmas tree. We would walk through rows and rows of trees - my Mom wanted the perfect one that was just the right height and beautiful on all sides. It usually took a while, but we always found it. My Dad would put it in the back of the truck and we would take off for home, singing Christmas Carols all the way. Later that night, it was beautifully decorated with lights, heirloom ornaments made from cardboard and macaroni and tinsel (carefully put on, not thrown on!). I loved turning off the lamps and overhead light so that I could just sit in the colorful glow of the tree.
Part of the magic of Christmas is in the memories we hold close. As we enjoy family gatherings, parties, special worship services, trips and festivals, we will be making memories that will enrich our lives for years to come.
But let's not forget that the real magic of Christmas really isn't magic at all. It is the special gift of love that God has given to us in the birth of His one and only Son, Jesus Christ.
Merry Christmas to all of you! And I pray that this will be a magical time for you, not because of gifts and parties, but because we celebrate the coming of the Holy One, God with Us.
District Mission Team Meetings:
Team 1 will meet at the Woodbury UMC on Sunday, January 5 at 6:30.
Team 2 will meet at LaGrange First on Sunday, December 15 at 6pm.
All team members are asked to bring a payment of at least $200 to the meeting, as well as your passport if you have not done so already.
The District Superintendent has asked all churches in the district to be a part of the upcoming mission trips to El Salvador by contributing $100 towards the construction cost for the two teams. We are excited that as of December 4 we have received a total of $5501 from the following churches:
Mt. Gilead, Sharpsburg
St. James, Manchester
(Churches marked with an asterisk contributed more than the requested $100)
A huge “THANK YOU” to these churches listed. It’s not too late for your church to contribute to this project. Please send your check to the District Office before the end of the year in order to be a part of this mission.
LaGrange District Facebook Page
The LaGrange District is one of the few districts with a Facebook page. If you are on Facebook, be sure to check us out and "Like" us. Churches are encouraged to post information about their events and activities on the district Facebook page. Also, if you have videos of church activities we would love for you to post those also.