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Voice of Joy Choir - Christmas 2018

How to Start a Brand New Choir, Christmas Program Wrap-up

We asked Matt Williams a few more questions about how the Christmas program went for his community choir and what the future of the choir looks like. We want to share his experience with you and we hope this encourages you as you consider starting a choir and as you Read More

Learning Silence

Learning Silence

2019 is here! The church platform has been returned to its normal setup after the Christmas programs. The poinsettias have been removed from the sanctuary window sills. At home, the Christmas decorations are packed up again and beginning to settle to the bottom of the Rubbermaid storage bins in the Read More

Silent Night

Song Devotional Series: Silent Night

Silent Night Holy Night with Savior King – Devotional Bill Myers Imagine the scene leading up to that first Christmas. A newly-engaged young couple expecting a child is forced to journey to a town far away to register for a census. Consider the chaos of that situation. After they arrive Read More

When I think Upon Christmas

Song Devotional Series: When I Think Upon Christmas

When I Think Upon Christmas – Devotional John Roberts Have you ever prayed to God had heard nothing? It can cause feelings of abandonment and shame all rolled into one empty feeling. God’s people probably felt that way too before Jesus arrived on the scene. We know from history that Read More

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Song Devotional Series: Prince of Heaven

Prince of Heaven – Devotional Rick Nelson All of eternity hinges on the answer to this question – how does sinful humanity regain peace with a holy God?  God made a way back to peace with Him through Jesus, and the church has been called to announce that peace to Read More

Emmanuel

Song Devotional Series: Emmanuel

Emmanuel (with The First Noel) Devotional Terryl Padilla Relationships are often determined by perception. We perceive someone to be harsh, so we avoid conversation with them. We perceive someone to be a good listener, so we make a point to talk with them. Likewise, much of our relationship with God Read More

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Song Devotional Series: Born Is the King (It’s Christmas)

Born Is the King (It’s Christmas) – Devotional Cody Batten It’s Christmas! The time to celebrate the gift of Jesus. Christmas is also a time to reflect on our own lives and remember what this gift from God really means. But how often do we get wrapped up in what Read More

HARK

Song Devotional Series: Hark

Hark – Devotional Rick Nelson Who doesn’t love Christmas carols?  Since we sing them in a shortened time period, their impact is concentrated.  They bring joy to the season, but there is rich theology in the carols. In Charles Wesley’s classic, Hark, The Herald Angels Sing, we listen to the Read More

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Song Devotional Series: Peace Upon the Earth

Peace Upon the Earth – Devotional Jeff Redding A waltz by Chopin is not usually something you expect to hear in a Christmas collection. Yet, here it is. Were you surprised? Imagine the shepherds, even more surprised when an angel appeared and announced the birth of, “a Savior, who is Read More