We had a blast last night with our Newport and Anaheim community members – about 200 wonderful faces were present! We were filled with a delicious dinner, beautiful Christmas and worship songs (thanks to our wonderful worship team), an exciting (& silly) game of human bingo, and last but not least, a moving Christmas message by Pastor Gail!
To reiterate Gail’s message from last night:
It does not matter what gifts you receive or do not receive this year.
It does not matter what you are able or unable to put under the tree.
The material world is irrelevant in the big picture. What does matter is God, and the fact that He is there for you always, regardless of what you receive or what you are able to contribute on Christmas (and everyday). If you have the Lord in your heart-- you have won already. In the end, that is worth more than 1,000 gifts under the tree.