Even though it’s six months away, Faith United Methodist Church in Lancaster wants to celebrate the true meaning and spirit of Christmas at a time when we’re not so caught up with its hustle and bustle.
The people of Faith Church are taking time, during the dog days of summer, to center themselves spiritually, thinking about the real gifts of the season and what they truly mean.
“Most important, Christmas is when God gave us His son, Jesus Christ,” said Rev. Tom LeBeau, the church’s pastor. “Now, in July, we want to celebrate God’s most precious gift to us with two very special services. And we want to show our appreciation of God’s many gifts.”
On Sunday, July 24, the church will celebrate Christmas Eve at its 10 a.m. service, and on July 31, it will celebrate Christmas Day. The church will be decorated for Christmas, and both services will feature programs of music and storytelling.