What’s a ‘Charlie Brown’ Christmas Tree?

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Our Community
“Charlie Brown Goodwill Christmas Tree”

The story, A Charlie Brown Christmas, opens with Charlie Brown searching for the Christmas spirit. 
Through a series of events, Charlie Brown and Gang end up on stage
when this conversation unfolds…

Charlie Brown: “Isn’t there anyone, who knows what Christmas is all about?!”
Linus: “Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about. Lights please?

8And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them:
and they were sore afraid. 10And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for, behold, I bring you tidings
of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior,
which is Christ the Lord. 12And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in
swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of
the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace and goodwill towards men’
…That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”
~ Charlie Brown then Linus quoting Luke 2:8-14 KJV of The Holy Bible


 

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” is a great intersection of ‘real world’ life and faith. 
Sometimes…it is hard to find the real meaning of Christmas in our world. We look for it everywhere…
wish lists and shopping excursions, delicious foods and busy activities, elaborate decorations and Christmas trees…and on and on we look.
We can endlessly search for the Christmas Spirit in all that our world has to offer…and yet not find it. 
 But really… just like Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree, it’s very simple…
…it’s about the birth of a Savior and the love that made it happen. 

A community “Charlie Brown

Goodwill Tree” will be on display at Waxhaw United Methodist Church on Dec 2 from 6-9pm
The purpose is to allow community folks the opportunity to share the ‘spirit’, extend ‘goodwill’, and show ‘love’ to others. 
We invite you take a name from the tree, pray for the child, find a token of love, wrap it and return it to the church. 
We will make sure that it is delivered in time for Christmas. 

Make time to watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas” with your family. 
Then read more of Jesus’ birth in Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 2:1-11. 

We wish you peace, joy, love and hope this Christmas season…
and we pray that you find that “Christmas Spirit” just as Charlie Brown did.