Saturday, December 24, 2011
Christmas Message Charlotte's Little Church on the Lane
Later tonight like I have done for so many years, I will join friends and family at Charlotte's Little Church on the Lane. I'm not sure how we got started going to the small Church in the heart of Myers Park, but it is something that I really look forward to every year.
If you have never attended a Moravian Christmas Eve Service you have been missing out. The Christmas message delivered by Pastors Billy Flippin and Steve Wilson is always to the point and delivered in a faith filling yet holiday style.
The congregation of the small church graciously embraces all comers at 2, 4, 6 and 8 o'clock service each Christmas Eve for a "Love Feast" the highlight of which is sweet coffee and the lighting of your own bees wax candle. As the light of the candles fill the darkness in the church as did the birth of Jesus Christ you can't help but be moved.
The Christmas Eve service is attended mainly by members of other churches and all non-Moravian's, in fact the service is so popular with non members that the congregation holds their own Christmas Love Feast the Sunday before.
Join me at the sevice tonight, but keep in mind that the service at the small Church is in such demand that those in the know arrive an hour before to be sure to have a seat.