Did you know the Christmas tradition of having poinsettias in the church began in the 1600s?
Franciscan friars in Southern Mexico included the plant in their worship settings. It is said the star shaped pattern of the leaves are a reminder of the star of Bethlehem. The poinsettias red color represents the sacrifice of Christ.
If you would like to sponsor one or more poinsettias for this year’s Christmas services, please use the envelopes placed in the pew racks. This is a free will offering so please give as your heart allows.
If you are sponsoring a poinsettias in memory of or in honor of an individual(s), write the names legibly noting whether the gift is being made “in honor of” or “in memory of” and by whom?
For example: “In memory of Sarah Lee by Mrs. Paul” or “In honor of the Homer Simpson family by Ned, Rodd and Todd Flanders.”
Please be sure to include a phone number where you can be reached. Poinsettia orders must be returned to the church office by Dec. 17.