Christmas

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Usher passes the collection plate at the Triune Mercy Center

Jesse Lawton German collects the offering during services at Triune Mercy Center, an active, vibrant church that is both a place of worship and a thriving hub of ministries.
Photos by Ken Osborn

The joy and mess of incarnational ministry at Triune Mercy Center

More than just a ministry to people who are homeless, Triune Mercy Center in Greenville, South Carolina, is a vibrant -- and sometimes messy -- church where rich, poor and those in between worship and serve together.

A Christmas Eve service being held inside a barn

All Saints' United Methodist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, began holding a Christmas Eve service outside in 2009; the service illustrates that God isn’t above becoming a spectacle for our salvation.
Photo courtesy of All Saints' UMC

Greg Moore: Christmas Eve in a barn

A pastor reluctantly becomes a field preacher when his congregation decides to celebrate Christmas Eve as the holy family did -- outside. But he learns to love it, both as spectacle and as sacrament.

Bill Cothran with his daughter Cindy Cothran at Lanes of Light 2013. Photo by Alex Maness

Great joy for all the people

Christmas provides an opportunity for residents of a North Carolina retirement community to help others with a drive-thru light display that involves many members of the community and raises food and money for the needy.

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