Chandler Christian Church announced the launch of its, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Simply ChristmasÃ¢â‚¬ website to provide the community resources and inspiration to have a simpler Christmas while focusing on why we truly celebrate the season.
Chandler, AZ, December 06, 2009 -- Chandler Christian Church announced the launch of its, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Simply ChristmasÃ¢â‚¬ website (www.Simply-Christmas.org) to provide the community resources and inspiration to have a simpler Christmas while focusing on why we truly celebrate the season.
Roger Storms, Senior Pastor of Chandler Christian Church commented, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Weâ€˜ve really complicated the season and event. I mean think about. Does this sound like you:
We add colored lights and fake snow in the desert.
We inflate snowmen and Snoopyâ€˜s in our yards.
We add characters like Frosty, the Grinch, Tiny Tim, Rudolph and yes, dare I say it, even Santa!
We doll up our houses, put up Christmas trees, spend WAY too much on presents and burn candles that smell like pine trees!
We dress up, go to parties (some weâ€˜d be embarrassed to bring Jesus to), and eat WAY too much!
We sing Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Grandpa Got Run Over By A Reindeer and maybe, just maybe a few Carols.
We send photo/Christmas cards, hurry everywhere, say Happy Holidays and sometimes even Merry Christmas and comment how much we just love this time of the year!
And thenÃ¢â‚¬¦ we collapseÃ¢â‚¬¦exhausted and vow that we simply wonâ€˜t do so much next year!
So this year, weâ€˜ve simply decided to encourage you to remember what this celebration is simply all about. Iâ€˜m not advocating that we donâ€˜t do all the other but that we keep the simple truth of Christmas where it belongs. Maybe that means that you donâ€˜t do as much decorating or do more decorating that simply focuses on why we celebrate the holiday. Maybe that means you donâ€˜t give as many gifts to others and make sure that your best gift goes to Jesus! But whatever it means for youÃ¢â‚¬¦remember to keep it simple, keep it focused on Christ and make is simply, Christmas!Ã¢â‚¬
About Chandler Christian Church:
Chandler Christian Church is located in Chandler, Arizona. It was founded in 1926 and has since grown into a church with an average weekly attendance of approximately 2,300. Roger Storms has been the Senior Pastor at Chandler Christian Church for over 20 years. For more information, visit www.chandlercc.org .
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