CLAY HILL CHRISTMAS: Historic church carries on tradition despite cold

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first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Although most all nativity or manger scenes feature the Wise Men at the stable where the Christ Child was born, the Rev. Ed Shirley, pastor of BUMC, said Jesus was probably about two years old at the time of their arrival.Ramona Fryer and Jill Jones of Opp attended Old Christmas at Clay Hill for the first time and both were touched by the simplicity and reverence of the service.“The Old Christmas service reminded me of when I was a little girl and would go to church with my grandparents at Tennille,” Fryer said. “It was a one-room church, much like Clay Hill.“The church was beautifully but simple decorated with cedar, holly and berries and the candlelight and light from the oil lamps gave the church a wonderful glow.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration So Don Renfroe and Mike Richards stoked the fires so to speak and made sure those who braved an icy, cold January 6 night would be comfortable in the warmth of the one-room century old church.“We thought it was important to have Old Christmas whether we had two or three or whether we filled the church,” Renfroe said. “We didn’t pack the church but we had a good crowd considering. It was a good service and a good way to close out the Christmas season.”Old Christmas at Clay Hill is a service of songs and scriptures and the celebration of the Wise Men who came to bring gifts to the Christ Child. Latest Stories Email the author Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content 123PrevNextStartStopcenter_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 4:00 am Tuesday, January 9, 2018 By The Penny Hoarder CLAY HILL CHRISTMAS: Historic church carries on tradition despite cold Tua to the rescue: Tagovailoa connects with Smith for title-winning touchdown ATLANTA (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa threw a 41-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith to give No. 4 Alabama a 26-23 overtime… read more Book Nook to reopen You Might Like On a cold and windy January Saturday night, the 2017 Christmas season came to a quiet, peaceful and reverent close at historic Clay Hill Church in rural Pike County.The unusually cold weather was cause for the Brundidge United Methodist Church to consider canceling the Old Christmas at Clay Hill service that has been an Old Christmas (January 6) tradition for about 20 years.However, according to the scriptures, Matthew 18:20 tell us that “where two or three gather together in My name, there am I with them.” Print Article Fryer said the reverence of the service was uplifting.“It was a place of worship and a worshipful service,” she said. “It reminded me of how, years ago, people would gather in one-room churches to worship. Everything back then was simple and people weren’t rushed. They took time to worship. Like the song that was sung said, Jesus is the reason for the season. That’s why we were there – to celebrate our Savior’s birth and the coming of the Wise Men. We need to get back to the real reason for the season.”The Old Christmas at Clay Hill service is a wonderful and meaningful way to close out the Christmas season each year and begin a New Year, Shirley said.“Jesus brought a Light of Hope into the world,” he said. “As we leave Clay Hill Church each January 6, we do so with lighted candles so that our lights may shine so that others may see them and glorify our Father which is in heaven.”last_img read more

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