Greater Framingham Community Church
Christmas Newsletter 2020
John 3:16 King James Version
Greeting From Your Pastor
It was Charles Dickens who said back in his day, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair...”
We could say the same thing about our present time. We have gone through a lot and have lost a lot in 2020. I don't have to list all of what and who we have lost. It has been the worst of times. However, you can make this Christmas the best of times, a season of light & hope, because we celebrate Christ's coming into this world. He is the reason for this Season!
May God bless you and your family this Christmas!
Rev. Dr. J. Anthony Lloyd
One of the best known Advent customs is the lighting of the candles in an Advent wreath; it is a simple evergreen wreath with four candles placed in the circle and a single white candle in the center. Tradition regarding the symbolism of the candles is that they represent the hope, love, joy, and peace that come through Jesus Christ.
The light of the candles reminds us that Jesus is the Light of the World, that his birth represents the coming of the light into darkness, and that we are called to reflect that light in our lives.