Dear Friends of the North Central Conference,
Twas the week before Christmas and all was a chill,
Many churches were frozen, with frost on the sill.
Temps sank below zero and wind it did blow,
And pastors did wonder where attendance did go.
Yet emerging from winter’s cold, frosty grip
Were echoes of hope and prayers on the lip.
For Christ and Christmas endure for all time,
Whether snow bound Midwest or a much warmer clime –
Through persecution and famine, plague and the like,
A global depression and a big gas price hike,
The church has endured and proven victorious
So despite winter blight may your Christmas be glorious.
Merry Christmas & Victorious New Year,