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Dec 1st, 2014 by mcc_admin

Tiding of Great Joy

Have you ever contemplated the incongruity, the almost preposterous absurdity of Christmas? Probably not.

Christmas is either secularized by the world or sanitized by the church. We love to romanticize the Christmas story and bathe it in the soft glow of warm sentiment. And we fail to hear the sound of laughter from heaven.

Laughter is the celebration of incongruity, dissonance, and the oxymoronic, the putting together of discordant elements in surprise combinations. What could possibly be a more incongruous and a surprising combination of discordant elements than the Christmas story?
Nativity

A pregnant virgin and a God in diapers, sleeping in a feeding trough…dirt-poor shepherds with front row seats at God’s celestial symphony…pagan soothsayers who found Jesus through observing the stars…! What is Christmas but a celebration of the divinely absurd that transforms mankind’s bitter laugh of despair into the Father’s triumphant laughter of hope. No wonder that the birth of Jesus was announced as “good tidings of great joy.”

Christmas Eve Service

Wednesday, December 24 | 7-8:15 p.m.
Everyone is invited! We’ll celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, by worshipping Him with songs and hymns as well as hearing some special musical presentations. Pastor Ed will share a brief devotional message. Childcare is provided for children up to age four.

Join Us for Prayer

Every Sunday from 9:45-10:15 a.m., a group gathers to pray for our church and community in Pastor Ernie’s office. To get there, take the elevator to the top floor and turn right. Pastor Ernie’s office is the second door. Please join us!

Read the Christmas Story

What is Christmas all about? Take time to reflect on the wonder of Christmas, click here to read the original story.

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Mothers of Preschoolers

Are you a mother of preschool children looking to connect with other moms?
You are not alone! Join us for our next MOPS meeting to meet other moms, relax and be encouraged. Our next meeting is Thursday, December 18
For more information, click here.

Children’s Christmas Presentations

It's a special time when the children lead us in worshiping our Savior. Remember to invite the family!

Sunday, December 14: 4th—6th grade
Sunday, December 21: Pre-K and Kindergarten to 3rd grade

What’s New

Christmas Parties
Oasis for Young Adults: Thursday, December 18, 7:30 p.m. @ MCC
High School: Friday, December 19, 7:30 p.m. @ a home in West Caldwell.
Contact Pastor Ernie {973-746-0042 | mcc.youth@verizon.net. for information and directions.

Special Guest George Flores
December 28

Star 99.1 radio personality George Flores will be sharing the Word with us at both services.

Ladies’ Bible Study
Beth Moore | Sacred Secrets

Begins Wednesday, January 21| 9:30 a.m..

The world is obsessed with tellings secrets for the sake of sensationalism. But not all hidden things are poisonous and dark. Some secrets are forgiven, some are covered, and some are kepy between you and God. Join us for the newest Beth Moore study as she explores the power of secrets in our lives. Find out what happens when we let God teach us "wisdom in the secret heart." For more information, email Nancy, nancybeegee@gmail.com.