Rose Window West Emory Presbyterian Church


Our church is a warm and committed family who holds as our core values:

Love, Family, Friendliness, Meaningful Worship, a Sense of Belonging, and Our Tradition.


This “child-friendly” service is designed with something special for all ages including families with young children.

The singing of carols, the reading of the Christmas story, a live nativity scene, music by the Chancel Choir, the celebration of Holy Communion and the lighting of candles all add to the wonder and pageantry of this Christmas Eve experience.

Invite your friends and family to join you for this inspiring service.

In the midst of all the Christmas morning festivities and gift-giving, you are invited to pause for a moment and come worship with your church family at West Emory. We will celebrate the birth of our Lord in a more informal and relaxed manner. Children are encouraged to bring their favorite gift for “show and tell” and we will get the opportunity to sing our favorite Christmas carols and enjoy a bite of birthday cake. Please note that the service begins at 11 o’clock instead of 10:30 am and will last about 45 minutes.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son…”
John 3:16

In this season of gift giving and receiving, it remains important for us to remember that we have already been given the greatest gift of all ~ our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In preparation for Christmas and the coming of the Light of Christ into the dark world Emmanuel, God-with-us, I wish to share this poem from Presbyterian poet and writer, Ann Weems.

Christmas comes every time we see God in other persons.
The human and the holy meet in Bethlehem or in Times Square,
for Christmas comes like a golden storm on its way to Jerusalem—determinedly,
inevitably… Even now it comes in the face of hatred and warring—
no atrocity to terrible to stop it, no Herod strong enough,
no hurt deep enough, no curse shocking enough, no disaster shattering enough.
For someone on earth will see the star, someone will run to Bethlehem,
someone will know peace and good will; the Christ will be born!

In light of all the shattering disasters in our area in the last few weeks, and the continuing challenges facing our nation and the world as we seek healing, restoration and reconciliation; in the midst of the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas and all the events leading up to the celebration of our Lord’s birth, I hope you will set aside some time for prayer and enjoy moments of silence and rest and blessed peace.

And to you, the West Emory Family of Faith, I thank God for you and look forward to seeing what God has in store for us in the coming year.

May God’s blessings be with you all,


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