Charles Dickens wrote his holiday classic A Christmas Carol more than 160 years ago, and it still speaks to us today. Dickens’ story, whether read or seen in one of many screen adaptations, reminds us of the joys of Christmases past, the busy-ness of Christmas present and the uncertainty of Christmases future.
Join me Sunday, December 5, at Hillcrest UMC in Nashville, Tennessee, for a four-week study of A Christmas Carol and consider for yourself whether the coming of Christ is a season of humbug or a reason to give of yourself. Class begins at 9:40 am and will be held in the Fellowship Hall. We will begin this week in setting the stage of 1843’s London, who is Scrooge and the encounter with Marley and the Spirit of Christmas Past. Bring something that reminds you of a previous Christmas, either in happy or in sad times.