New Advent series coming: “A Very Merry Vinebranch Holiday Special”

November 19, 2012

For Advent this year, I’m stepping out of my comfort zone (which is preaching scriptures related to a theme) and, instead, preaching scriptures related to favorite Christmas TV specials or movies. We’ll include video clips in the service. By the way, the Grinch sermon will, of course, be based on the original 1966 animated special, not the Jim Carrey movie. Likewise, Miracle on 34th Street (my favorite holiday classic) will be based on the 1947 film with Edmund Gwenn. (Don’t get me started on the ’90s remake!)

Our worship leader, Stephanie Newton, can’t wait! (Will the Vinebranch Band do “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”?)

The schedule is as follows:

Date Christmas TV special or movie
December 2 It’s a Wonderful Life
December 9 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
December 16 A Charlie Brown Christmas
December 23 Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

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