New Series: Songs of Christmas

 

Christmas is a magical time of the year. One thing that captures “the most wonderful time of the year” is the songs of Christmas. From sacred carols to classic songs, the music of the season evokes memories, emotions, and a longing for something more. This December, we’ll explore Songs of Christmas and discover what the real gift of Christmas is all about.

Here’s the series schedule:

December 6 – “What Christmas Means to Me”

December 13 – “White Christmas”

December 20 – “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”

December 24 (Christmas Eve Services at 2:30, 4:30, 6:30 & 11 pm) – “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”

This is a great season and series to invite a friend or family member who doesn’t yet know Jesus. You can pick up an invite card at Northshore during our weekend services.

For more information on Northshore and our Sunday worship gatherings, click HERE.

Join us at Sundays at 8, 9:30, and 11 am (Children’s Ministry available at the 9:30 & 11 am gatherings).

Christmas Series: Hurried Holidays

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Whatever happened to the Christmas season’s “Silent Night” replete with quiet carolers strolling the neighborhood with candles? The quiet calm has been replaced with crazy mall crowds, cash registers and credit cards. It’s been lost in the rush of hurried and harried people prepping for Christmas concerts, Christmas parties, and Christmas house guests. We’ve come to expect the busyness of Christmas so much that we miss the moments of Christmas. There has to be another way to celebrate the holiday season. In our new Christmas series Hurried Holidays, we’re going to discover how to find peace in the midst of frenzy, joy in the midst of stress, and hope in the midst of hard times. Join us this December as we discover an alternative to the Hurried Holidays.

Here’s the series schedule:

Dec 7 – Peace in the Midst of Frenzy

Dec 14 – Joy in the Midst of Stress

Dec 21 – Hope in the Midst of Hard Times

For more information on Northshore and our Sunday worship gatherings, click HERE.

I also want to encourage you to bring a friend or family member with you to one of our four Christmas Eve services (3, 4:30, 6:30 & 11 pm). You do not want to miss Christmas Eve. It promises to be one of our best yet!

 

New Series: Awkward Family Photos

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Have you ever been captured in an awkward family photo? We can all think of that horrible vacation snapshot, bad senior photo, or uncomfortable family reunion pic that we hope never makes it to Facebook. Believe it or not, the Bible captures some awkward family photos in Jesus’ own family tree. Luckily, just like those people, God doesn’t airbrush us out of the picture. Come learn about these colorful characters, and together we’ll discover that these names don’t just tell us about the kind of people Jesus came from… they also tell us about the kind of people Jesus came for.

Here’s the line up for the series:

December 8 – Snapshots of the Outsiders

December 15 – Snapshots of the Lonely

December 22 – Snapshots of a Failure

December 24 – Snapshots of the Loved

This would be a great series to invite your family and friends so that they might experience and know that Jesus came for them. We’ll also have four Christmas Eve services (2, 4, 6 & 11 pm).

You can also share your Awkward Family Photos with us this December by sending them to info@nsb.org or using the hashtag #awkwardnsb on Instagram, Twitter.

VIEW THE AWKWARDNESS NOW!

New Series: When God Got Dirty

Have you ever watched the television show Dirty Jobs? Host Mike Rowe takes an up-close and personal look at some of the dirtiest jobs people do to earn a living. From cleaning a sewage backup to counting salmon carcasses, Mike Rowe isn’t afraid to get dirty. Now, imagine if the President of the United States or the Queen of England guest starred on Dirty Jobs. Half of the world would tune in to that episode. Now, imagine the God of the Universe guest starring on the show. If that happened, we might begin to understand the essence of the Christmas story.

The Gospel writer John told the Christmas story this way: “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14).

The Christmas story is the story of when God got dirty. It’s the story of the God who entered into our pain and brokenness with tears and a broken heart and offered a new story of hope. It’s really the story of the God who gets it. That’s why Christmas matters. If you’ve ever wondered why God came and what difference it can actually make in your life, in your relationships, and in our world, this Christmas series is for you.

Here’s the schedule for When God Got Dirty

December 2 – “God with Dirty Hands” (We’ll talk about the God who gets it)

December 9 – “God with Tears” (We’ll talk about the God who enters into our pain and disappointment)

December 16 – “God with Hope” (We’ll talk about the God who brings hope in unexpected places)

December 23 – “God with Nails” (We’ll talk about the God who provides a way forward in life)

I look forward to seeing you during the month of December at Northshore as we talk about the God who gets it. For more info on Northshore’s worship gatherings, go here.