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Christmas Traditions 2017

Christmas Traditions

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Christmas Traditions 2017

After last year’s great success, First Free Rockford is again hosting the Christmas Traditions event design to help families make memories at Christmas.  We’ve designed every aspect of the event to help you create new traditions and memories with your family, while weaving in the Christmas story in a way that is both impactful and entertaining!  The Christmas Traditions event is happening December 16th, and to experience every detail of the event you’re just going to have to be here, but here are the highlights.

  • Reindeer petting zoo
  • Indoor snowball fights with over two thousand snow balls
  • Cookie decorating
  • LIVE nativity with real animals, like camels, sheep and donkeys
  • A Puppet show every hour
  • Chick-fil-a will be on site for anyone interested in purchasing dinner
  • FREE PICTURE WITH SANTA!

No more waiting at the mall to drop $20 per child on a photo.  Instead they can come to First Free Rockford, get their professional Santa pictures for free and hear the true story of Christmas told in a fun exciting way.  You, your children, and your grandchildren, are not going to want to miss this.  The Christmas Traditions event is happening December 16th, from 4 to 8pm so tell your friends, and we’ll see you there!

 

Pictures from last year’s Christmas Traditions Event

Element: Giving

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Last night in our High School Ministry, Element, we looked at the Christmas story in Luke 2. We focused on how God has come to us in order to save us. He came to GIVE to us life…a gift we did not deserve. So I challenged the students to do 2 things as a result of this Christmas story. The first was to use every opportunity to share what Christmas is actually about: God coming to save us. Christmas is not just about a baby in a manger, but also about the cross. So we have a great opportunity to spread the good news of Jesus this season.

The second thing I challenged our students to do is to give. Just like how Jesus gave to us, we are called to give to others. We have decided that next Wednesday, the 9th, we will be raising money through Compassion International. For just $180, we can provide food for a baby and mother for 1 whole year. For just another $134, we can provide a water well for 4 families. So we have set a goal of $314. This is roughly just $5 a student. And we believe that we can give above and beyond.

I am excited to see our students GIVE. They are excited to give, not for the attention, but because they are excited to follow Jesus in his example. So please pray for our students but also if you are a parent of one of these students, remind them of why we are giving.

Merry Christmas!