Well, here we are... Christmas 2022! Whether it’s "Joy To The World," "White Christmas," "O Holy Night," or any of the hundreds of Christmas songs out there, WRGN has you covered this month with great renditions of all the classic favorites, plus new Christmas music we're loving, too!
In November we shared a special broadcast with host Jon Gauger as he explored four key questions that could clarify the future biblical landscape. Unfolding Prophecy featured a mix of compelling interviews, dramatic vignettes, and powerful Scripture readings.
As we enter the holiday season, we may feel the challenge of connecting in an age of isolation and incivility, the tension of awkward relationships, and the dread small talk around the table. It seems conversation is getting harder. Heather invites us to reimagine better conversations and demonstrates how we can develop authentic community by changing our relational mindsets to become more curious, to believe the best about others, to express concern about their lives, and to share our own.
Peter has written Fight for Your Pastor as an exhortation for church members to stand behind their pastors through the difficulties of ministry. Peter specifies ways in which congregations can be intentional in caring for church leaders, including prayer, encouragement, generosity, and forgiveness.
Take some time during this season to cultivate a heart of gratitude and reflect on the goodness and faithfulness of our generous God! WRGN is here to help by providing some encouraging and inspiring programs, as well as music to serve as your Thanksgiving Day soundtrack–one more thing you can check off your list!
At the end of this month, many of us will sit down to a plate full of way too much food, and thank the Lord for his provision over the past year. We may think about others who are much less fortunate than we are, and we may even do something about it. Maybe you are serving in a soup kitchen, donating to a food pantry, or even inviting someone to join you for Thanksgiving dinner.
It was great to have David Mathis on Wake Up Right during Pastor Appreciation Month to talk about his new book on the nature, calling, and work of church leadership, Workers for Your Joy: The Call of Christ on Christian Leaders.
You can help send good news and great joy to kids around the world with Operation Christmas Child!
We loved having Jenn Burkholder (Administrative Support, Wyoming Valley Team) and Laura Sarnak (Central Drop-off Team Lead, Wyoming Valley Team) on Wake Up Right with us last week to talk about Operation Christmas Child, a ministry of Samaritan's Purse.