Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Just sent this email.....

Dear Ones,

After spending a couple of hours on the road today, and experiencing first hand the VERY SNOWY church parking lot, I called The President of the Congregation and we agreed that for the safety of everyone, it would be best to cancel the Christmas Eve worship service tomorrow night at 8:00. Please get the word out to your friends who dont have email.

Although we wont be worshipping in the same building, we can be joined in prayer and worship with our church family. I have prepared a couple of short devotions - one with song and scripture and another with candle lighting - that you can find at: http://hillsdaleucc.blogspot.com/ There is a place there to leave comments. If you choose to use one of the suggested devotionals, or to celebrate Christmas Eve in a different way, please tell everyone about it in the comments section. I look forward to hearing from you!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call. In the meantime, I will pray that you each enjoy abundant blessings and joy in the next couple of days, and I will look forward to seeing you all at worship on Sunday, December 28 at 10:30 am!

In the Light,


Sue said...


As much as I'm freaking out about two services tomorrow night - one without a musician (eek!)- I feel terrible that you have to cancel yours. I'm so sorry.

But you are right, you will be gathered in the Spirit of the Season as a family of faith and really, that's what it's all about anyway.

Blessings and love to you and your wonderful family.

Is it okay for me to say that one of my Christmas wishes this year is that you will be in Scottsdale for BE 2.0???? That would be so awesome!

Magdalene6127 said...

Oh Juniper, I'm sorry it came to this. But I;ve been reading the news... I realize it really is unprecedented snow for your area.

Peace and Goodwill to you and yours!

Sarah S-D said...

man... cancelling christmas eve. wow. sorry you had to do that. hope it makes for a lovely memory making night with loved ones.

Songbird said...

So, so sorry, juniper, what a bummer! We're still watching the forecast for the late service tonight.

Deb said...

I'm not going to the service at my church tonight. I love the ideas you posted, and will be keeping Christmas here at home.

Kathryn said...

Oh poor you...but what a creative response. No hope for Christmas morning either, I assume? That's just rotten. Praying for a thaw by Sunday xx