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A quiet place

With the hustle and bustle of this time of year, it's not easy to find a quiet place. But Pastor Snowden Sims reminds us of the importance of quiet time in this article from the January 2022 issue of Forward in Christ.

I am sure you can relate to the inner and external pressures of the world around you. The lingering effects of the pandemic haven’t helped. The challenges in life can get you down: your job demands, family struggles, unexpected setbacks, or your own health and sanity.

With all these to face, you and I need a quiet place. We do not want to escape life, but we do want to find a place for some peace, relief, and quiet time to refocus or recoup.
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Merry Christmas!

Born in Bethlehem, Jesus is God's gift we could never deserve. Celebrate and treasure his love! Christmas greetings from the staff of Forward in Christ.

Note: The next issue of FIC's e-news will be sent on January 4, 2022.

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Wanted: Your photos

Forward in Christ would like to feature your live nativity photos in This is WELS in the December 2022 issue. Submit photos of your congregation's live nativity this year so they can be featured next year. Today's photo features the living nativity presented by St. Matthew, Oconomowoc, Wis., on December 4.
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FIC's Bible-reading plan

Trace God's story of grace in this Bible-reading plan. Participate online and you'll have access to the full Bible passages for each week. Start at any time. All the previous readings are listed at forwardinchrist.net/bible-readings-2021.

Note: Each month includes four weeks of readings. This allows readers to not fall behind if they miss a reading or two because catch-up days are built into each month. If you finish the readings for the month early, you can use Forward in Christ's devotions for a quick daily reading, re-read a favorite portion of Scripture, or spend time meditating on a more challenging portion of Scripture from that month's readings.
December Bible Study Month
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Bible Study Week 48

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