In the famous story of Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare raised the now famous question, “What is in a name?” And in the next sentence he gave his equally famous answer, “That which we call a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.” In his poetic language, Shakespeare was saying that names, in and of themselves, have no meaning. And in our western culture that is largely true. Names are simply labels that are applied to people for purposes of identification. They are sometimes chosen by association as when a child is named after some relative or friend. At […]
This is the third Sunday of Advent. Each year during this season, the church turns her attention to one of the most fascinating characters of the New Testament – a rugged prophet named John the Baptizer. We focus the spotlight on this man during this season for a very good reason. It was John who first prepared the people for the message and ministry of Jesus. He led the way. He set the stage on which Jesus became the focal point. This is the reason we turn our attention to John during Advent. What he did in the first century is […]
There has been a longstanding tradition of lighting Luminaria candles along the street in front of every house on Christmas Eve. Around 7 pm, the dark streets of Crestwood are transformed into a stunning symbol of our community welcoming the Christ Child into our homes. Over 10,000 candles are ordered, no need to pre-order. Candles will be ready for pick-up at Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 15th. If you cannot make it that day, please call Chris & Nancy Gallin at 771-9744 or e-mail NancyGallin@optonline.net.