Churches around the world celebrate Christmas in various ways, featuring particular sermon topics or advent services. The churches in Jackson, Michigan, follow these same time honored traditions while putting their own church's flavor on their activities. This is one article in a series featuring a particular church in the Jackson area. The series shares what particular churches are doing to celebrate Christmas in 2010. This article features Trinity United Methodist Church in Jackson.
On Sunday, December 19, at 9:30 a.m., Trinity will have a celebrational play during their church service. The play is titled, "Bows of Holly" and is about a girl named Holly who has set up a food drive to help the needy in her community. She runs into various difficulties and learns a parallel lesson to the gift that God gave to His children at Christmas.
For those who are having a blue Christmas and are having a tough time this season, Trinity United Methodist Church has created a special service the evening on Sunday, December 19, at 7:00 p.m. It focuses on the hope that Christ provides those who are going through rough times in life.
The church is also giving to others this holiday season by hosting a free community dinner. The dinner will take place on Sunday, December 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the church. Its address is 1508 Greenwood Ave. in Jackson, Michigan.
Finally, Trinity has a traditional candlelight service at 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve.
Do you celebrate Christ's birth with your family? What church service(s) do you make sure to attend at Christmas time? Please comment below.
* Note: The author is not affiliated with the church described and is writing for informational purposes only.