Every day, 157,690 people enter eternity without the hope of Jesus. Please join us as we observe the Week of Prayer for International Missions, where Southern Baptists pray for IMB missionaries, their ministries and the unreached people and places they serve.
You can read the full stories highlighted this week on the IMB website HERE.
Clear Spring is gathering the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering throughout the month of December. To date our church has given $3,905. Our goal is $7,000.
A Chrismon tree is an evergreen tree often placed in a church during the Christmas Season. The Chrismon tree was first used by North American Lutherans in 1957, although the practice has spread to other Christian denominations. As with the Christmas tree, the evergreen tree itself, for Christians, symbolizes the eternal life Jesus Christ provides. However, the Chrismon tree differs from the traditional Christmas tree in that it is decorated only with clear lights and Chrismons made from white and gold material.
The Chrismon tree is adorned with Chrismons, “ancient symbols for Christ or some part of Christ’s ministry”. Because many symbols of the Chrismon tree direct our attention to the nature and ultimate work of Christ, they can be helpful in calling attention to Advent themes.
We hope that the beautiful decorations in the sanctuary cause your heart to meditate on the true meaning of Christmas. The next time you walk through the sanctuary take a closer look at the ornaments on the tree and think of the meaning behind each one.
Thank you Flower Committee for serving your church family!