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December 1, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented by Rev. Lawrence Bergmann, Licensed Unity Teacher
Unity Atlanta Church
Sunday, December 1st 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us as we watch the 45 min DVD “Christmas Unwrapped” produced by the History Channel and discuss lesser known Biblical connections, interesting tidbits, and 21st century theological points of view.
Our Christmas traditions are all borrowed, starting with Matthew and Luke, basing their birth stories (created 70 – 85 years after Jesus birth) on stories from the Hebrew Scriptures. These stories of the past were wrapped around people and events of the present to show workings of the Divine. These stories are not literal (or they would agree); literalism is a gentile heresy.
Ever since the first century we have added to our Christmas traditions: where did the pieces come from and why? For example: Christmas trees, Santa Claus, red berries, and more.
Explore the questions: What holds up from the Christmas story? What holds the magic together? What are the underlying TRUTH principles?
This is a Love Offering event.
Rev. Lawrence E. Bergmann
Rev. Larry is a combination 21st century circuit rider, and a New Thought “Johnny Appleseed”, who plants seeds of TRUTH in fertile minds to nourish the Spirit – and to promote the development of the Kingdom of Heaven here in the earth plane.
Larry is a speaker and teacher who has led seminars and delivered talks from Brisbane, Australia to London, England.
Extensive travels on six continents, especially the Near East and Far East, have broadened his perspective through exposure to other cultures and religions, generating a deeper understanding of early Christianity and its relationship to other religions and its relationship to New Thought (old thought) principles which he incorporates into his talks and adult education classes.