CHRISTMAS SERIES BEGINS SUNDAY
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
HAVE YOU LOST YOUR WONDER?
Everywhere you look, the sights and sounds remind us that the Christmas season is nearly upon us! For many reasons, it is “the most wonderful time of the year!” But hidden in that oft-used phrase is an overused word that is worthy of more exploration. That word is “Wonderful” which depicts that something is “full of wonder.”
Nowadays, we casually toss that word about to describe just about anything. We say things like, “This cake tastes wonderful!” or “The service at that restaurant is absolutely wonderful!” I mean, I’m sure your dessert was delicious, and the way they treated you at your favorite restaurant was great… But, full of wonder? Perhaps, we throw out the term too quickly and cheaply.
The thing is, Christmas is a time that is full of wonder. Not simply because the lights and sounds and smells trigger memories of happiness and delight but more importantly, because what happened that first Christmas should cause our eyes to pop wide open and our jaws to drop. This is not just a season of warm fuzzies but a time to have our hearts stretched and our imagination completely blown away.
When was the last time Christmas did that to you? How long has it been since the actual historical events surrounding the arrival of Jesus took your breath away? If you are like most of us, Christmas is a particular time of celebration, but too often, the rush, the decorating, and the pile-on of parties, events, and activities crowd out the mysterious, heart-stopping, and breathtaking reality of what God did on that long ago starry night.
This Christmas, you and your family and friends are invited to recapture the true wonder of Christmas. Together we’ll ponder the deep marvels of God’s plan for all humanity that was birthed even before creation. This year, let’s pause long enough from the glitter and tinsel, the elf on the shelf, and the rush from one event to the other to soak in the astounding wonder that Christmas holds. More than ever, come prepared to make this season the absolute most wonder-full time of the year!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Yeah, we know how important a good-tasting cup of java is. Before and after each worship experience, we serve high-quality, environmentally-friendly coffees, and beverages that are both free and taste good! And get this – you are welcome to bring them with you into the worship experience! So, come a little early and grab a beverage before the fun begins.
Don’t be surprised if you see clips from your favorite movies or television shows, hear a personal story from a person just like you. You’ll always find something unexpected like crowd interaction, comedy, clever object lessons or creative lighting, effects and media because we believe church should be fun to attend and be engaging!
We think you deserve content that is interesting and engaging. In fact, it should be so practical that you could put it to use even before you leave the building. We learn about things like relationships, work, and careers, finances, power over addictions, forgiveness, life change through Jesus. And yes…even sex! Every week our “talks” are creative, down to earth, funny and memorable and they’ll make a real difference in your life.
KIDS AND TEENS
Your kids and teenagers will also discover stuff that applies to their everyday lives. Creative videos, music they love and they’ll meet real people who care and want to help them find their way through life with God and one another. And there’s even a safe & caring nursery for the littlest ones because we want you to be able to enjoy the morning distraction free and we want them to learn the church can be fun for them as well!
MUSIC YOU’LL ENJOY
Our live band plays a mix of high-energy pop, rock, r&b, hip-hop & gospel as well as reflective tunes that you’ll want to hum all week long. Here’s the best part – our bands sound like music that was written for today! And get this – many weeks they even cover a tune you just heard on the radio by one of your favorite artists! That’s because good music matters and helps to get you thinking about the topic of the day.
COME AS YOU ARE
We don’t have a dress code. We don’t speak in holy jargon that only Christians understand. We don’t expect anyone to be perfect. We’re just ordinary people just like you, warts and all. Authenticity is a big deal to us – it’s exhausting to keep trying to pretend we’ve always got our act together when we don’t. So come and be yourself – no matter what you look like or where you’re from you’ll find other fellow-strugglers just like you.
Casual. Contemporary. Family-friendly. Creative. Relevant. Life-changing.
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Journeys Crossing Church
|12900 Cloverleaf Center Drive Suite A, Germantown, MD 20874, USA||Directions|