Continue Christmas for the Full Twelve Days

Christmas Eve service sanctuary
A purple light on the wall in the small sanctuary illuminates the words Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love on Christmas Eve at Living Table.

We have a few more days of Christmas to celebrate before the holiday is over for this year.


Merry Christmas!

It isn’t over yet. Even if the stores have moved on to Valentine’s Day, it’s still Christmas in the world of church. Christmas continues until Epiphany which is January 6. We will observe Epiphany this year on January 7, 2024. For the moment, it’s still Christmas.

As we come to the end of 2023, holding on to the Hope, Peace, Joy and Love we anticipated and celebrated throughout Advent is important. It isn’t over just because the holiday has passed. This was Chloe’s point in Christmas is Now.

May the remaining days of 2023 be ones of peace for all as we continue to be agents of Love in the world.

Here is the original Chloe story, The Considerations of Chloe the Camelin case you missed it in years past.

Merry Christmas!

About Rachael Keefe

Rev. Dr. Rachael Keefe is the pastor of Living Table United Church of Christ. She was called to Living Table in 2015 after serving in many varied ministry settings since her ordination in 1992. She holds graduate degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and Andover Newton Seminary at Yale (formerly Andover Newton Theological School). Her ministry and leadership often center around advocacy and accessibility. Her writing has been published by Chalice Press, The Christian Century, Red Letter Christians, Working Preacher, RevGalBlogPals, and others. She is grateful to be in ministry with Living Table today.

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3 thoughts on “Continue Christmas for the Full Twelve Days”

  1. Thanks to EVERYONE who enabled those of us who weren’t able to be there at 5:00 to catch up on what Chloe’s been doing and thinking about!


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