A Christmas Carol (First Congregational Church Style)

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One of the things I love about First Congregational Church of Los Angeles is how we incorporate the arts into the life of faith. The arts aren’t merely decorations in our community; they take us into the heart of things, primarily into the heart of what it means to be a fully alive human being to the glory of God.

This coming Sunday at First Church we’ll take the arts to a new level by welcoming David Melville to our worship service. He will perform his inspiring rendition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. This work is one of the most beloved Christmas stories ever written. David Melville is one of the greatest actors working in our country today. (Some of you know his work from Shakespeare in the Park). It will be worship and live theater and Christmas all rolled into one special morning.

I want to encourage you to join us at First Church this week as we reshape our traditional worship service to make room for this holiday classic. Bring your friends. Invite your neighbors. The cathedral of First Church looks so beautiful this time of year. Give yourself a break (and a breath of fresh air), and join us this Sunday at 11AM for what promises to be an amazing morning at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles.

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