Sunday Worship Service 10:30am
Sundays we are Facebook Live at 10:30am (facebook.com/ashlandneumc)
1442 Adams Street
Ashland , Nebraska 68003
One day my granddaughter was playing with our nativity set. When she had finished, I noticed that there were some other figures in the scene. There were now four dwarfs from a kids' meal play set. Sneezy was keeping a respectable distance from the baby Jesus. Doc and Dopey were standing with the wisemen and Grumpy was by the manger scowling.
How appropriate that seemed! At the manger when Jesus was born, both rich and poor (Kings and Shepherds) were present. We may not be able to identity with Kings and Shepherds, but most of us at one time or another identify with the Seven Dwarfs. All of us: our dopey, sneezy selves and our uppity selves-are invited to come see Jesus in the manger.
Starting November 24th, Ashland UMC will be doing an Advent/Christmas series, "Baby Jesus and the Seven Dwarfs." We will examine who was actually at the manger: Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, eventually the Magi, possibly the Inn Keeper and what their presence at the manger implies for us. We will also look at Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and how they represent us and that we too are invited and welcome to come to the manger and see Jesus.
Come join us Sundays at 10:30am at 1442 Adams Street or join us on Facebook Live Sundays at 10:30am at facebook.com/ashlandneumc