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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Hello Beloved Neighbors,
Oakmont Community Church is your neighborhood non-denomination, Bible-based church. Worship services are on Sundays at 10:30 AM, in-person at the East Rec. But we also live-stream our service at 10:30 AM on YouTube under Oakmont Community Church. If you are within a half mile of the East Rec, you can listen to the service on the radio at 10:30 AM on FM 88.7. We also offer an in-person Bible Study on Wednesdays at 10:30 AM, held at the OVA outer office suite B. If it is your first time attending, you may wish to call to verify if we are meeting that week.
The past two years have been difficult for many people. A new unknown virus entered our world, as well as, other health issues, and losses have overwhelmed many people in our community. Quiet a few people have spent the better part of their days in fear, while other people chose to live their lives free from fear. Grant it, everyone should be diligent, but living in fear is not the answer to living the abundant life we are meant to live. Psalm 34:4 says, I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Life has indeed changed, and challenges are still set before us, but life is too short to live in fear.
As the year winds down and Christmas is upon us, we pause to reflect on what this season means to each of us. For some, it is a time of hope, love, joy and peace, but for others it is a time of loss and uncertainty as the New Year approaches. As far back as 354 A.D., December 25th was set aside to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. Although the exact date of Jesus’ birth is unknown, Christmas is one of the most holy days of the year, as we celebrate the first coming of the Messiah. However, over the course of centuries, the season of Christmas has also encompassed many other themes, including Santa Claus. So, in that sense, Christmas has become a holiday of celebration for everyone. This Christmas, amongst all the decorations, food and festivities or amongst the loss and loneliness, may we take time to seek out that amazing act of love and grace offered to us.
As the year draws to a close, May God continue to protect us, guide us, and help us. May He grant us wisdom and strength as we balance all our responsibilities, and help us to realize what is truly important in our lives, and live accordingly. As the year draws to an end, May God help us to leave behind anything that is holding us back or holding us down. May He grant each of us clarity of mind, peace of mind, guidance and wisdom, and overflowing joy.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Pastor Brinda
occsantarosa@gmail.com, occsantarosa.org – Office/Manse 6687 Oakmont Dr, 707-595-0166

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