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Hanging of The Greens

Updated: Apr 4, 2023

Evergreen trees, garlands and wreaths are symbols of the eternal life available when Jesus comes into our lives. The wreath itself, a never-ending circle, also reminds us of the endless love of God. We hang the greens to reflect our joy in the abundant life we find through Christ.

For the church, the Christmas tree is one of the most popular symbols of the holiday season. Not only is it a beautiful decoration, it has a great message for us. At Christmas, we choose an evergreen as the symbol of our salvation. Green is the color of living things and reminds us of new life in Christ. It stays green all year and symbolizes everlasting life. The evergreen points skyward, urging us to ever look upward to heaven.

Then we add the symbols of our ornaments on the tree. The message of the tree becomes a co-creation experience between God and humanity. The beauty of the evergreen points to God’s work of creation, and the beauty of the ornaments point to our work of creation in the tradition of celebration through the symbols of our.

Thank you to everyone that helped with the Hanging of The Greens. We appreciate everyone who stayed to enjoy lunch together and then helped get the church looking a lot like Christmas!

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