MONTE SERENO, Calif.—First Baptist Community Church is sharing the Christ of Christmas with its community by participating in the Festival of Trees in Los Gatos. “We chose to do this as a way of presenting the real meaning of Christmas to our town,” says Pastor Roger McCarty.
Local organizations are invited to decorate trees placed in a highly traveled shopping area, and First Baptist Church has participated for more than five years. The church decorated two trees with reminders of Jesus, placing invitations to its Christmas services nearby.
McCarty says, “We are praying that one person will stop to look and see what Christmas is all about.”