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The Good News Proclaimed at the Women's Christmas Brunch

At first, we were thinking that maybe 50 women would come.  Then we thought we should have more faith and said we’d be happy with 80.  Well, God must have gotten a kick out of our puny goal, because He called over 120 women to our Christmas Brunch on Saturday morning December 8!

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The food tables were filled with scones, quiches, yogurt, granola, fresh blueberries and strawberries, and baked goods of ALL kinds!  The sweet aroma of chocolate chips and cinnamon put us all in a happy place.

At the center of each table were handcrafted snowball candle bowls with fresh greenery and snowflakes.  The fellowship and beautiful worship songs warmed our hearts.

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The highlight of our morning, however, were the words that the Lord spoke to us through two women of God: Jenn Palmer and Shari Futscher.  The Good News of the gospel was crystal clear as Jenn reminded us of why we celebrate this season called Christmas.  Our Messiah came so that you and I could have our relationship restored with God Himself!!  And Shari’s personal testimony was the perfect example of what this Savior can do in a person’s heart.  We were deeply moved to hear her story of God’s grace, His love, and His healing in her life.  There was not a dry eye in the Worship Center that morning.

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Shari Futscher (far right)

Numerous women have commented on the brunch since then.  Many of us left with a fresh desire to know this Jesus of Christmas in a deeper way, to worship the living Savior more intimately, and to truly focus on the Messiah, refusing to let the distractions get in our way.

May our hearts always have Christmas and never the cold, meaningless winter.

-Nozomi Johnston

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