Board Chair's Christmas Message

We are a people of faith and, as such, we are blessed. We know as we navigate the challenges that come our way, that God holds us in the palm of His hand—He sees us. This year, with the presence of COVID-19, many of us may be struggling a bit more to find hope.

As we draw toward Christmas and prepare ourselves for Jesus’ birth, it may be helpful to reflect on the scriptural passages that speak to His beginning.

“And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom He is pleased!’” (Luke 2:8-14).

As we celebrate Christ’s birth as people of faith, know that God sees you. Let go to God your fears and challenges and open your heart to the hope and joy that is found in Luke 2:8-14.

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, all the best for a safe, peaceful and joyful Christmas season!

Mary Martin
Chair, Board of Trustees