“And it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless Us, Every One!”
Having now experienced the Advent and beginning of the Christmas Season at the Beach, I can say that Point Pleasant Presbyterian Church does possess the knowledge and truly knows how to keep Christmas well.
Advent led us steadily with families around the Advent Wreath, choirs sounding brilliant notes, concluding with three beautiful services on Christmas Eve where children told the beloved story with unrestrained enthusiasm and remarkable accuracy, organ, soloists and choirs lifted our spirits to new heights, and we managed to proclaim the good news both in inspiring silence as with joyful candles flickering in a festive sanctuary. And throughout the month of December, we were able to share our blessings by hosting a much-appreciated Toyland, gifts for the Valentine House Angel Tree, and putting on an unparalleled holiday feast on Christmas Day.
It would be impossible to name all the people who made the message of the season come alive with so much integrity and love. Now we continue to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas by echoing some of our beloved carols at a service of Lessons and Carols on December 30th and concluding with the splendid Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th.
The peace, joy and love of the season surround you these days!