We invite you and your family to Grace Church this Christmas Season!
8521 Vamo Road, Sarasota, FL 34231, 941.966.3306
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The Christmas song says, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” Throughout the Bible, “home” is a powerful image of our place encounter with God. More than anything this Christmas, we need more encounter with God. This Advent, we will consider how we might come “home” for Christmas. Welcome home!
Jesus takes the initiative to be at “home” in our lives and makes the first move towards us. God in Christ became a human being and “moved into our neighborhood.”
Jesus makes himself at home in our messy lives. Jesus invited himself to Zacchaeus’ house, a home that was empty and lonely because of Zacchaeus’ vocation and reputation. He still does this kind of stuff.
Am I going to get a mansion when I get to heaven? Is this going to be my heavenly home?
For those of us who feel spiritually homeless, Jesus empathizes. When he was born, there was no place for him.
December 24 (Christmas Eve)
Whether you’ve run away from home or stayed at home and been distant, your heavenly Father invites and welcomes you to come home to his extravagant, reckless love.
For followers of Jesus who live at “home” in Jesus and yet feel homeless in this world, our living hope is in the promise that there is a day coming when God’s home will be among his people forever.
2020 has been a hard year on everyone. You are invited to this special service for encouragement, comfort, hope, and peace.
Sunday, December 20th at 7pm
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Join us for a worship service under a canopy of stars! We'll gather to sing our favorite Christmas songs, celebrate Jesus's birth, and cap the night off by singing Silent Night by candlelight. Kids are welcome! Bring chairs or a blanket to sit on.
Location: Behind the church building in the grassy area by the 941 Exchange.
(In the event of inclement weather we will go inside.)
Thursday, December 24th at 7pm & 9:41pm
If you are sick, have been sick, or may have been exposed to COVID-19, please join us online. Additionally, if you have a health condition that makes you more vulnerable, we would encourage you to participate from home as well at this time.
For those who choose to attend in-person we are asking that you please follow social distancing requirements and sit only with those persons from your household.
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