A Christmas Story

 In Blog, Connection

The week is finally here: it’s almost Christmas! Kids across the nation have been counting down since January, and the Christmas music has been in full swing for a while now. Many of us are pulling together the final details to prepare for our candlelight Christmas services at Church. It’s a beautiful time of worship, as the room is transformed by candlelight. The Christmas Eve service is a time of connection and community, as  we gather together inviting friends and family to the service.

It’s nice to have this sense of togetherness and community, especially at the end of the year. We embody this sense of community at aware3, as we believe that church is better together. Our passion is to build and help the church through mobile technology to bring people together in ways never thought possible. It’s kind of like Christmas, which also brings people together in ways never thought possible; Soldiers coming home, families are reconciled, long lost friends reconnecting.

Whether you’re celebrating at Christmas Eve services, Christmas Day services or both, we are all gathering to celebrate the same thing. Even though aware3 believes and values wonderful things, like Church is better together, Church is more than a building, Church is not a spectator sport, what drives aware3 to partner with and support churches through member engagement goes much deeper than these simple statements. At the center of it all is Jesus, the reason we are all able to celebrate Christmas.

As you reflect on the past year and Christmas season, it’s important to remember the person, the story, that started it all. Read through Luke 2:1-20, the Christmas story, and be reminded that God’s great plan for us, was carried out through a little baby boy in a manger.

“The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David! And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.” Luke 2:11-12

Merry Christmas everyone!

How has the Christmas story inspired you this year?