Chandler, AZ (PressExposure) December 06, 2009 -- Chandler Christian Church announced the launch of its, âSimply Christmasâ website (www.Simply-Christmas.org) to provide the community resources and inspiration to have a simpler Christmas while focusing on why we truly celebrate the season.
Roger Storms, Senior Pastor of Chandler Christian Church commented, âWeâve really complicated the season and event. I mean think about. Does this sound like you:
We add colored lights and fake snow in the desert.
We inflate snowmen and Snoopyâs in our yards.
We add characters like Frosty, the Grinch, Tiny Tim, Rudolph and yes, dare I say it, even Santa!
We doll up our houses, put up Christmas trees, spend WAY too much on presents and burn candles that smell like pine trees!
We dress up, go to parties (some weâd be embarrassed to bring Jesus to), and eat WAY too much!
We sing Jingle Bells, White Christmas, Grandpa Got Run Over By A Reindeer and maybe, just maybe a few Carols.
We send photo/Christmas cards, hurry everywhere, say Happy Holidays and sometimes even Merry Christmas and comment how much we just love this time of the year!
And thenâ¦ we collapseâ¦exhausted and vow that we simply wonât do so much next year!
So this year, weâve simply decided to encourage you to remember what this celebration is simply all about. Iâm not advocating that we donât do all the other â but that we keep the simple truth of Christmas where it belongs. Maybe that means that you donât do as much decorating or do more decorating that simply focuses on why we celebrate the holiday. Maybe that means you donât give as many gifts to others and make sure that your best gift goes to Jesus! But whatever it means for youâ¦remember to keep it simple, keep it focused on Christ and make is simply, Christmas!â
About Chandler Christian Church: Chandler Christian Church is located in Chandler, Arizona. It was founded in 1926 and has since grown into a church with an average weekly attendance of approximately 2,300. Roger Storms has been the Senior Pastor at Chandler Christian Church for over 20 years. For more information, visit http://www.chandlercc.org .
Contact Information: Roger Storms Senior Pastor Chandler Christian Church 480-963-3997