The Christmas season is upon us. A season in which there is much thought and concern put into the concept of gifts. Many children and some adults focus upon and delight in the anticipation of what gifts they may get during this season. People run around from store to store consumed with getting the “right” gifts for all of those on their lists.

Too often in the hustle and bustle of what is going on at this season, we forget the most important gift of all - Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us that “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16). The Bible relates to us the wonderful truth that Jesus Christ came to save us from our sin and that Jesus lived a perfect, sinless life and died a cruel death on the cross of Calvary to be our Savior.

This is an exciting time in the Eaton Church and community. It is exciting to see new families coming out to church. It is also exciting to see Lord’s answer to prayer regarding church mission in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We are so grateful and thankful to God for answering the prayer and are looking forward into the beginning of the year with more opportunities and church vitality.

This is also a time of opportunities. It is a time for us to use the opportunities of this season to share with others the true meaning of Christmas. It is a time for us to use the opportunities of this season to gather together and worship Christ “the new born King.”

Whether you are a regular attendee or whether you have not been out for awhile, we would like to encourage you to attend during this Advent and Christmas seasons at 11:00 am worship service.

I will host an Open House on Sunday, December 11 after worship service in the Fellowship Hall. The Christmas Cantata and Children Program will be on Sunday, December 18 at 11:00 am. We will also have a worship service on Christmas Day at 11:00 am.

On Christmas Eve the service will be at 7:00 pm, we will have the March to the Manger, a special offering that will go UMCOR.

May God give you a blessed Christmas in which the gift of Christ remains foremost in your heart.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Pastor Olympia V. Tukutau