Daily Word   Colossians 1:20

"And through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross."

We are made right with God through the grace of Jesus Christ.
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Advent/December Sermon Series

When Did Christmas Get So Complicated? "Making lists. Checking them twice. Decking the halls. Dashing through the snow. What if we rethink what we’re celebrating? Focus on comforting others, and sharing the greatest gift of all. Suddenly things aren’t so complicated. Finding the true meaning of Christmas… that’s church.”

    *November 30: When Did Christmas Get So Complicated
    Part I: "Checking to Find Peace" Psalm 80:1-7; 17-19

    *December 7: When Did Christmas Get So Complicated
    Part 2: "Decking with Love" Mark 1:1-8


    *December 14: When Did Christmas Get So Complicated
    Part 3: "Dashing to Spread Joy" Mark 1:1-8


    *December 21: When Did Christmas Get So Complicated
    Part 4: "Dashing to Others with Hope"Luke 1:47-55

“Child of Hope” A Christmas Message of Encouragment and Peace

Come and worship with us December 14 @ 6:30 p.m. as the Varnell UMC Adult Sanctuary Choir presents “Child of Hope.” This heartfelt music is filled with messages of comfort, encouragement, and peace for people longing for redemption. Come and hear familiar carols blended with beautiful new music, as well as compelling reflections reminding us of God's faithfulness, especially in times of difficulty. You won’t soon forget this meaningful Christmas worship experience. Join us as we celebrate the joy of God’s greatest gift, the "Child of Hope." Refreshments in the gym after the program.

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15th Annual Chattanooga Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols

with the Roueche Chorale & Orchestra The Chattanooga Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols will be held at RIDGEDALE BAPTIST CHURCH on Thursday & Friday, December 11-12, 2014 at 7:00p.m. Music for the program will be presented by The Roueché Chorale & Symphony Orchestra. Jeff Roueché is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Roueché Chorale. Members of VUMC will be singing in the chorale. The Candlelight Service of Lessons & Carols promises to be a beautiful service of Advent and Christmas music that will stir your heart and help prepare you for the Christmas season! The congregation will play an active part in the singing of traditional carols and will hear sacred favorites such as “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night.” THE PROGRAM IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC. Ridgedale Baptist Church is located in Chattanooga, TN at 1831 Hickory Valley Road , just off I-75. For more information or directions from your area, you may call (423) 855-2981 or www.therouechechorale.org.

Candlelight Christmas Eve

Join us for Christmas Eve (Wednesday, December 24) at VUMC. The first service is at 6:30pm featuring candlelight, the children’s bell choir, special music, and a first person visit from Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. At 11 p.m., there will be special music, a first person visit from Joseph, candlelight and Holy Communion.

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