: Every angel seems to use “do not be afraid” as an opening line. But perhaps no one needed to hear it more than Joseph. What was happening to him was the stuff that ruins lives. As a man in that time, he had all the rights to abandon Mary and preserve his dignity when he learned of her pregnancy. The stakes were high. But the angel’s message of encouragement was to see a difficult circumstance not with dread, but with joy.
When we read closely through the story of Jesus’ birth, we meet many characters who had cause to feel afraid due to the circumstances they faced and the cultural context of the time. But angels came to visit them, and the message they brought was “Do not be afraid.” In our modern day and age, sometimes we need to hear exactly the same message. This season, we encourage one another to “fly in the face of fear,” claiming hope, peace, joy, and love for the world.
The Festival 2017- making a difference one life at a time. Over 600 people attended The Festival 2017 and we are thankful for every one one of you. We had some wonderful vendors at this year’s Marketplace and everyone enjoyed the Magic Show by Sam the Magic Man. Each one helped to make this year’s event special. A special thanks to the 5-Star Senior Living Center for loaning us their 8-passenger golf cart for transportation from parking to the Festival grounds. To everyone who shopped, bought a pumpkin, ran, walked, played, rode ponies, bid, cheered and ate, we hope to see you all in 2018. Money raised at this event supports our Youth and Children, Missions, and Day School Ministries. … Read More
The Festival 2017- making a difference one life at a time Oct. 21, 2017 9am-4pm Fun Run and Phantom 5K @ 8:00am Wear your costume, bring your dog, or just come as you are for the Phantom 5K and Fun Run. Breakfast and a T-shirt are included. Come for the run and stay for the rest of the day. Go to this website to register for the run or donate as a sponsor. https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Garland/PhantomRun Beginning at 10:am Food, vendors & Market Place, live and silent auctions. Be sure to stop by the Pumpkin Patch for pumpkins and pictures. New this year is a Community Fun Zone happening inside & outside the church. Kid’s carnival games, Bounce Houses, Petting Zoo, Train Rides … Read More