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For churches, Christmas is not about the man in the red suit

By Charles Hallman

Staff Writer


Christmas this year falls on Sunday. We talked with some of our local pastors and church leaders about their plans to celebrate the holiday and how they thought it might affect their Sunday worship. Most anticipate no change: “We’re having regular Sunday service,” says Deacon Lenora Clark of Zion Baptist Church in Minneapolis. They hope people will remember the true meaning of the holiday. “We always have our Christmas presentation every year, whether or not Christmas falls on a Sunday, in the honor of Christmas and the birth of Christ,” says Rev. Runney Patterson, Sr., pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in St. Continue Reading →

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