Friday, December 23, 2011


Dear CCR Family and Friends,

I imagine most of us are now scurrying to make our final preparations for Christmas. We are looking for every possible coin, contacting family and friends, enjoying our holidays, and planning celebrations.

Yet, in the midst of our busyness many of us also struggle. Those who keep statistics on the human spirit note that the Christmas season for many is the loneliest of the year.

Even as we read the stories of the Son of God’s entrance into our world we see He came during a time of great economic and political turmoil. His own family was going through embarrassing situations (Matthew 1).

Yet, with the birth of every child comes promise.
He was given two names. The first, “Jesus” predicted that He would take away our failings so that we could discover all the wonder of life. The second, “Immanuel” told us that God himself would come close to us. We would live in community with God and men.

I hope your entire family will discover again the joy of living in community with God and men this Christmas. We are making special plans for this weekend at CCR.

• Tonight, Friday, 23 December we will host the Youth Dance Festival Of Da Year - Round 3 AND 4 ( Finals). We will start at 6:00 p.m. God’s Army Dance Troupe from Uganda will be our guest performers.

• Tomorrow, Christmas Eve, Saturday, 24 December we will host a Christmas Children’s Party at 4:30 p.m. Father Christmas will make a special appearance.

• This will be followed by one of our yearly highlights, the CCR Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6:00 p.m. where we use candles to symbolize the entrance of the light of the world into our dark world.

• For Christmas Day, Sunday 25 December we will have just one worship service at 10:00 a.m.

We hope you will be able to join us as we celebrate community with God and men.



  1. Caleb was at home in Kigali when the picture above was taken with Jana, Timothy, and Gabriel in Nairobi at our old friends, Jacob and Mona Zikusoka's home.

    Calebe is still at home in Kigali as we are all now back in Rwanda