Adam Hamilton,
United Methodist Church of the Resurrection

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PSA #1:  "Angels"
mp3 Audio File, 60 sec.
PSA #2:  "Day Off"
mp3 Audio File, 30 sec.
PSA #3:  "The Grinch"
mp3 Audio File, 60 sec.

PSA #1: "Angels" (60-seconds):
Angels seem to be everywhere during this time of year. We see them hanging from Christmas trees, standing on table tops, smiling serenely from Christmas cards. But have you ever seen a real live Angel? Hi, I’m Adam Hamilton, senior pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. Angels are all around us at Christmas, in part because they are so prominent in Christmas story. Angels appear to Mary, Joseph and the Shepherds.

But did you know that in the Bible the word angel merely means messenger, and most often they look like mere mortals. Today most of God’s messengers are people like you or me, offering a word of hope, encouragement or care.

So the next time you see someone who looks like they are struggling, someone who needs a word of encouragement, remember you may be called to be God’s messenger, God’s angel, for them.

PSA #2: "Day Off" (30-seconds):
Hi, I’m Adam Hamilton, Senior Pastor of the United Methodist church of the Resurrection. The celebration of Christmas was actually banned for a time in England. And here in the U.S. it was first designated as a holiday by the state of Alabama. So for many people, and for many years, Christmas was a day of deep religious significance.

But there are still many people who work on this day. People in hospitals and fire and rescue teams, police, people in homeless shelters, and of course the thousands of men and women who serve every day in our military forces.

This Christmas, pause and give thanks for all the people who labor on our behalf, even on this holy day.

PSA #3: "the Grinch" (60-seconds):
Listen to this Christmas quote and see if you can guess who said it. “Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” I bet you know this one. It’s the Grinch as written by Dr. Seuss in his classic children’s book “The Grinch who Stole Christmas.”

Hi, I’m Adam Hamilton, pastor of Church of the Resurrection. Where does Christmas come from and what does it really mean?

If you’ve read Dr. Seuss’ book lately, or seen the movie version, you remember that the Grinch doesn’t actually succeed in stealing Christmas. He finds out that it can’t be stolen at all. Christmas can’t be bought or sold or taken away. It’s not found in the gifts under the tree. It’s a gift of an entirely different kind. Visit a church this weekend to learn more about the true gift of Christmas.

Rev. Adam Hamilton is available for interviews. Please contact Melany Ethridge at (972) 267-1111, ext. 204 or via [email protected] for more information or to arrange an interview.


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