Dear Lifers,

How many of you agree? Christmas has been hijacked! What started as the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, in many ways, has been reduced to a crummy commercial for the gods of pleasure and stuff. Well, I think it’s time to jack it back!!

Have you ever been part of a conspiracy? Most conspiracies are just theory, but sometimes we have to gather and conspire to set things right. Let’s conspire together to figure out how to turn Christmas right side up. This isn’t something we will do to “them” (Like giving people a hard time for saying “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”). It’s something we will invite God to do in us. Then we can treat “them” with the love that He would.

So join us this Sunday as we launch this powerful series, bringing the heart of CHRIST back to CHRISTmas. If you haven’t been here in a while, this is a GREAT time to jump back in. Think and pray about whom you might invite to join us as well. And if you want to use Facebook to get some invites out there, click here to go to our event, then like, comment and share.

I am so excited about what God can and will do if we give Christmas back to Him.

Now, check out these other LifeBridge opportunities:

Eight O’ Clock Encounter: Prayer is the FUEL for this movement of God. Some pray out loud, others pray silently. ALL are blessed by coming together to seek God on behalf of our families, our people, our community and the Church of Jesus Christ around the world. A true Christ follower doesn’t fight like the world. We fight from our knees. Join us Saturday mornings at 8am. Everyone is welcome.

Making Room: This Sunday December 2nd, we will kick off our Christmas series by adding another Sunday morning Worship Experience. Lately, people have had a hard time finding parking spots close to the building. Even the auditorium is feeling pretty tight. So let’s make more room. By adding another service, we open up 250 seats for people to join this booming movement. Each chair represents a life, a family, a part of our community. Be thinking now of someone you would like to see in one of those seats. Times: 8:30 / 10:00 / 11:30

Ladies Annual Christmas and Cookies Event: at The Living Room (520 Phoenix Street) on Saturday, December 1 from 1-3pm. The theme this year is Share the Love and we will be encouraged by Ann Voskamp and Liz Curtis Higgs as they share the love and joys of Christmas with us by video. You are encouraged to bring 1 dozen cookies to share – drinks will be provided. Come join us for a time of music and socializing as well, hosted by LifeBridge Church.

Christmas Eve Service: For years we have been asked if LifeBridge will be hosting a service on Christmas Eve. We never have. But now…the time has come. This Christmas we will have our first Christmas Eve service ever. We hope your whole family will join us for a special event to prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus. The service will be held at 4:00pm on Monday, December 24th.

Serving Opportunity: In light of making room, we are ready for more people to hug some BridgeBabies!  If you have been waiting for the perfect time to rock babies, now is the time.  We are looking for several more adults to serve our pressure little ones in nursery space.  This would mean serving during the 8:30 or 11:30 service at least every other week.  If you are interested, reply to this e-mail and David George will follow up with you.

Beyond our walls:

Walk-Through Living Nativity: This year Hope Church is presenting Journey to the Birthday of the King. Stop by for this family event on Saturday December 1stbetween 5:00 and 7:00pm. 1365 Monroe Blvd, South Haven.