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Christmas is one of the wonderful seasons of the year. It's a time when we make new memories and recall old ones with our family and friends. More than any other season or holiday, Christmas is for everyone, no matter how old or young. Of course, the true reason for Christmas is the birth of Christ. When we celebrate this beautiful season we are reminded that Jesus came to earth not just for one group of people, but for everyone. This season at The Gathering, we are celebrating a Christmas for the Ages. Whether you are young, old or somewhere in the middle, this Christmas is for you... because Jesus came for you!
|CONNECTION First we want to help people to Connect with God on an authentic basis. This is not about religious conformity or plastic clichés. No, we want people…people far from God, and people who have known Him for decades to move in close for a real, personal, and intimate relationship with Him.||
Next, we want to encourage and equip people to move into a Community with Others. We need each other. Yet, for past hurts, broken trust, or personal issues, we tend to keep others at a distance. Real community, though, is the place that God has created for us to experience the journey of life. It is here that we share each other’s burdens, victories, and love.
The third leg of our mission is to share Compassion with our Community. We cannot be obedient to our calling to follow Jesus Christ until we have engaged in genuine action and compassion for the least, the last, and the lost. So, we will seek to be the hands, feet, mouth, ears, and heart of Jesus to a hurting world around us. We must show them that there is a loving Savior who loves them and cares deeply for them.