The annual Cattle Creek Christmas service lasts about an hour but the atmosphere under the open-air tabernacle will stay with you all throughout the Christmas season.
The 27th event will begin at 7:30 p.m. today at the Cattle Creek Campground near Rowesville. The public is invited.
Gathering under the stars in the beautiful setting of the candlelit tabernacle has a way of getting down into your heart while offering a special reminder of days gone by and loved ones missed.
The Christmas songs, stories and prayers shared as well as refreshments following the service help everyone focus on the true meaning of Christmas.
Retreating from our busy lives and pausing under this sacred house that has been used since 1786 as a place to experience the presence of God is truly unique and inspiring.
The program promises to be used of God to reflect the importance of just one name: "Immanuel." The name means "God with us," as prophesied and given to his only son upon his birth on the first Christmas in Bethlehem many years ago.
Director Jerry Thompson offers this word of advice: Dress warm and you may even want to bring a blanket or two, as old man winter will be present as well