A Note From Pastor Albert Tate
Hey Fellowship Fam!
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you are ready to focus your heart and mind on the birth of our lord and savior Jesus Christ.
During this special time of year there are many names and things competing for our attention and staking claim to our hearts – shopping, parties, busyness, stress, and more. But what if we told you there is one name above all names? Christmas has a name and it is Jesus.
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, as a church body, we want to reflect each day on a different name of Jesus so that we might focus our hearts on the hope, peace, and joy that Christ brings to this season.
So we’ve developed a daily Advent devotional. You can access this devotional on our Fellowship app, at christmashasaname.com, and we have a limited number of hard copies available at the LifeGroups tent on Sundays.
The culmination of the Advent season is Christmas. We will celebrate on Christmas Eve, Sunday December 24 at Monrovia High School.
Join us for a fun, entertaining celebration for the whole family, as we express through song, story, and much more the true meaning of Christmas.
Children’s programming is available at all services for children 5 years old and younger. To register for children’s programming, go to christmashasaname.com.
Additionally, as we talk about names in this season, Christmas Eve is a tremendous opportunity for us to make His name great in our communities. Here’s how you can get involved and help others experience the name above all names on Christmas Eve:
Invite. Put up a yard sign in front of your home or business and take a stack of postcards and hand them out to neighbors, co-workers, friends, and family. We will have these available for you this Sunday.
Volunteer. We’re anticipating 6,000 people to show up so we need lots of helping hands to assist with parking, hospitality, children’s programming, and much more. Go to christmashasaname.com or text “volunteer” to 626.774.7748 to to sign up.
Give. Partner with us and sacrificially give of your resources so we can continue to make His name great in our communities and make more disciples. Here are the ways you can give:
1. In Person on Sundays
2. By Mail – P.O. Box 118, Monrovia, CA 91017
3. Text 626.774.7577 – Simply text amount
And finally, every year we partner with the Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills and bless over 500 local children with Christmas gifts. This Sunday, stop by the table in the lobby, pick up a Toy Drive card, and bring back the card and your unwrapped toy by Sunday, December 10.
That’s just a few of the many things we have coming up. Click here to see all that is happening in the life of our church!
Pastor Albert Tate