This is an event you will feel good about sharing with your friends or maybe a relative who might be looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon. It may seem a little laid back with so many things going on at once and different people doing different things. But take it from me, Deb and her team work hard to make this a great experience for kids, parents and anyone else who shows up.
The Christmas Cantata, “Shout the Good News!”, is a week from Sunday on December 13th at 10 a.m. (Yes, that is during worship.) The Christmas story will be shared in song featuring the Eden Prairie UMC Chancel Cantata Choir and Orchestra.The Cantata is a high point of the Christmas season for many of us.
This is another “don’t miss” event that you can invite your friends and family to join you. One way we’ve made this easy for you is to use the tear off at the bottom of the Commitment Section of the bulletin. It’s like a card you could mail or use any other way you could think of. (Click here to download a PDF Cantata invitation you can share with friends.)
Inviting friends and family to these events is an important part of the life of our church. What makes these two events “can’t miss” is that they are worth sharing. It’s not that we are trying to convince everyone who comes through the doors that they might want to think about coming to church here. If folks you know are looking for a church home, that is great. What I’m saying is I believe these two events in particular are so well done, and so much fun in their own way...that why wouldn’t you want someone you care about to know about them?
When we invite people to events at our church with the intention of sharing something wonderful, the negative motivation we so often worry about – that we are being pushy about our church – is avoided. People pick up on this. And if you ask me, the desire to share the many good things God is making happen here with people that we care about is worth the risk of seeming pushy.
Keep the Faith,