December 7, 2005
Christmas, it’s the day Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Christ. This year, it falls on a Sunday and some local pastors say they’re canceling services. News 12 is on your side with a look at the Christmas Day debate.
You won’t find any lack of Christmas Cheer at Stevens Creek Community Church. But come here to worship on Sunday, December 25, and the doors will be closed.
“We felt it was best if we could let our members celebrate at home with their family,” said Marty Baker.
Pastor Marty Baker says the church will hold a big Christmas Eve celebration instead. And his church isn’t alone, larger churches across the country are closing for Christmas. A big reason why, many members will be out of town.
The Pastor of South Point Christian Center, DJ Daly, has no plans to cancel Christmas services. The South Point congregation will meet like any other Sunday, plus a few extra decorations.
“We consider our church as a church family and we couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate the day of the birth of our savior,” Daly said.
Both pastors agree, on Christmas Day or any other day, worshipping God isn’t confined inside church walls.
“You worship in your heart and believe that Christ will be right there in the living room with your family and you acknowledge him as the reason for the season,” Baker said.
At church or at home, the reason for the season remains.