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Just like you’d go to the doctor to keep your physical body healthy, sometimes you need a little soul care for you your emotional and spiritual health. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed or stuck in unhealthy habits, come sit down with us. We’d love to introduce you to the hope and healing found in Jesus Christ. You’ll never be the same.

Please note: Soul Care offers biblical care in various contexts including groups, couples and individual care. This care is provided primarily through trained volunteers, not licensed counselors. We do not offer emergency care or group or individual care for minors under the age of 18.

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upcoming groups

WHen i am afraid

Thursdays, June 3 through July 22
10:30 a.m. to noon
Fort Worth Campus
For women age 21 and older
 

We know how anxiety and fear can feel – your stomach drops, your neck tightens, your whole body tenses – but do you know what to do when anxiety fills your days and troubles your nights? You may have tried a few strategies, like denial or working harder, and noticed that they aren’t a permanent solution. In this seven-week women’s small group, we’ll walk through biblical truths to gradually gain hope, peace and rest for everyday life.

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forgiving what you can't forget

Thursdays, June 3 through July 22
6:45 to 8 p.m.
Fort Worth Campus
For women age 21 and older

Do you sometimes feel that forgiveness won’t actually fix anything?  Is it even possible to forgive if someone’s not sorry for what they did? If you can relate to these questions, this group is for you. Come join us for a seven-week women’s small group that will give you the space to be honest with your questions and consider a biblical perspective of forgiveness that can bring peace to your life.

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Get out of your head

Open to: Women of all ages
Thursdays, beginning June 3
6:45 to 8 p.m.

In Get out of Your Head, an eight-session video-based small group for women, the author inspires and equips us to transform our emotions, our outlook and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. Our enemy is determined to get in our heads to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed and incapable of making a difference for the kingdom of God. But when we submit our minds to Christ, the promises of goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways.

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re|engage

Begins Sunday, August 22nd at Fort Worth Campus and Wednesday, August 25th at West Campus

Together you’ve faced no shortage of challenges this past year. If you are struggling to get along, worried you’re breaking apart or ready to spend some extra time strengthening your relationship, we have a place for you. With teaching, a small group community and stories of grace, you’ll have the opportunity to work on your relationship together. Find more info and register at www.ccbcfamily.org/reengage. 

THRIVE

Begins Fall 2021
Sept. 2 – Dec. 9, 2021

We all experience brokenness to some degree or another and at different times in our life. When faced with difficulties, most of us respond by focusing on changing behavior or circumstances without addressing the root causes of our struggles. Thrive is a Christ-centered discipleship program that takes people to the root of sin and suffering and leads us to embrace the freedom found only in Christ’s finished work on our behalf. Click below to inquire about Thrive. Thrive is currently closed for Spring semester.

Soul care classes

These classes meet throughout the year across our campuses. They feature teaching and homework to help you focus on specific areas of emotional, relational and spiritual growth.

Open to: Married and engaged couples

We all know that marriage has its ups and downs, but it’s another thing to experience it! Whether you are happily married or just hanging on by a thread, come and be reminded of God’s good agenda through the highs and lows. Beyond that, be encouraged and equipped from the Scriptures to love your spouse with a love that can only come from God.

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Open to: Ages 18+, all genders

Living in this fallen world is messy, but the truth of the gospel changes everything. Join Ryan McCarthy this spring and dive deep into the transformative truth of Jesus’ work on the cross and how it targets our hearts, core desires and motivations. You’ll discover that when our hearts change, our behaviors change as well. You’ll learn how you can truly change and help others do the same. This seven-week class includes lectures, class discussion, video clips and homework.

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Open to: Ages 18+, all genders

“I’m not angry, I’m just …” Have you ever found yourself saying this? If so, how do you most often finish it? “I’m not angry, I’m just … irritated? Tired of this? Having a hard time letting this go? Discouraged? However you finish the statement, the presence of anger is deceptive, but real. And when it’s not dealt with, destructive. Come and learn what the Bible prescribes for the troublesome emotion of anger in a two-week class.

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Open to: Ages 18+, all genders

Whether it comes in the form of over-committing, folding to others’ expectations, focusing on what others think of us, seeking attention or avoiding it, we all struggle to one degree or another with what the Bible calls the “fear of man.” This three-week class will help you address this nagging issue and replace it with something infinitely more life-giving and freeing. 

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Open to: Ages 18+, all genders

We all feel it at times—life comes at us at lightning speed from a hundred directions. The demands, duties and deadlines won’t let up. And apparently, some people are able to float above it all with a peace that transcends all understanding. (Really?) Come explore what it looks like to deal with fear, stress and anxiety in a way that works for the rest of us who don’t always feel so spiritual.

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Open to: Ages 18+, all genders

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God” (Matthew 5:9). We all experience conflict, but the way it’s handled can either make our break our relationships. This five-week class will teach you how to resolve conflict in a biblical way so that God is glorified and your relationships are blessed.

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Open to: Ages 18+, all genders

Relational Wisdom is an eight-week class designed to teach you how to improve your ability to develop authentic, enjoyable, productive, and lasting relationships. Specifically, relational wisdom is the ability to discern emotions, interests and abilities in yourself and others, to interpret them in the light of God’s Word, and to use this insight to manage your responses and relationships successfully. 

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Open to: Ages 18+, all genders

We all welcome some emotions — joy, excitement, relief. But others? Not so much. Bitterness, anxiety, depression, regret and embarrassment are all feelings that can barge in, boss us around and wreak havoc in our lives and relationships. The key is understanding these emotions and what God has to say about them. With that knowledge, we can begin to process and engage with even the most toxic emotions in a healthy way.

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soul care groups

A safe place to drop your guard, these small groups offer space to honestly share and pursue healing, hope and transformation. Groups launch several times a year. Most groups are gender-specific.

Open to: Males, ages 18+
Not currently meeting

There’s plenty of good reasons to be afraid in this life — we could lose a loved one, drop the ball at work, receive a bill that we can’t pay, etc. — but as grown men, acknowledging our fear does not come naturally to us. God knew that fear and worry would be common emotions for men to battle in everyday life. That’s why He has given us great hope in the Bible and in Jesus Christ! However you struggle, this seven-week small group will help you identify the source of your fears, gain strategies for handling them and learn to rest in God’s protective care. Join us this summer as we move towards change together. 

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Forgiving What You Can't Forget
Thursdays, June 3 through July 22
6:45 to 8 p.m.
Fort Worth Campus

Do you sometimes feel that forgiveness won’t actually fix anything? Do you hold back, thinking forgiveness means you have to be in relationship with that person again? Is it even possible to forgive if someone's not sorry for what they did? If you can relate to these questions, this group is for you. Come join us for a seven-week women’s small group that will give you the space to be honest with your questions and consider a biblical perspective of forgiveness that can bring peace to your life.

This group is designed for women ages 21 and older. To join the group, please sign up ahead of time. If you have questions, contact Linda at LindaA@christchapelbc.org.

 

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Open to: Women 21 and over 

If you have ever felt stuck in a seemingly endless cycle of overeating, yo-yo dieting, and obsessive thought about food, you know how hopeless this struggle can feel.  The answer is seeking satisfaction in the right place. This group is designed to help women develop a healthier relationship with food through a stronger relationship with Christ! Each week you will read one or two chapters from the book outlined on the schedule. Make sure you answer the questions at the end of each chapter and come prepared to discuss them in group.

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Open to: Women of all ages
Thursdays, beginning June 3
6:45 to 8 p.m.

In Get out of Your Head, an eight-session video-based small group for women, the author inspires and equips us to transform our emotions, our outlook and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. Our enemy is determined to get in our heads to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed and incapable of making a difference for the kingdom of God. But when we submit our minds to Christ, the promises of goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways.

To help ensure the most in-depth experience possible, participants are limited to registering for one Soul Care group per semester. Must register in advance.

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Thursdays, Feb. 11 - April 15th 
6 p.m.
Online via Zoom

Cost: $15 for workbook

If you have lost a loved one, we are so sorry. Much healing can occur when people have the opportunity to talk about their grief, meet others who are dealing with similar circumstances and acquire valuable resources that can be used daily. The GriefShare group meets once a week for 10 weeks.

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Will meet again Fall 2021

When you are grieving a loved one’s death, the holiday season can be especially painful. Our Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants prepare for the holidays and even discover hope for the future.

For questions please contact AdelaideR@christchapelbc.org

 

Open to: Women 21 and older

Life often looks different than we hoped or expected. Have you experienced an event that has caught you off guard for a moment or an event that has felt like it has shattered you to your core? Join us for this six week women’s small group to help understand how to stop being pulled into the anxiety of disappointments by discovering how to better process unmet expectations and other painful situations. Let’s grow together in our biblical understanding that God is protecting and preparing us even when we are given more than we can handle.

To help ensure the most in-depth experience possible, participants are limited to registering for one Soul Care group per semester.

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Open to: Women, age 18+
Not currently meeting

Do you find yourself focusing on another’s shortcomings more than your own? Do you tend to replay conversations and details of what someone did in your mind? Are you consumed with frustration toward someone? Whether you know it are not, these are classic signs of bitterness. Bitterness follows unwanted experiences, failures, disappointments and setbacks that are perceived to be beyond our control. But in Christ, we have the opportunity to pull up the root of bitterness.

Join us for a small group experience where you will have the opportunity to go through curriculum designed to help free us from bitterness and complete weekly homework that we’ll discuss in a small group setting. This group is for women only, age 21 and older.  You will need to be able to commit to majority of the sessions, if you are going to miss two or more sessions we ask that you wait for a group at a later date.

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Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.
Soul Care Office
2600 Montgomery St.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Redeemed Heart Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12-step group for those interested in recovery from any addiction, obsession, compulsion, ruling heart desire, idolatry, etc. in a loving, non-judgmental and supportive environment.

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For questions please email Christina at ChristinaWa@christchapelbc.org

Open to: Men, ages 22+
Not currently meeting

Redeemed Sexuality Men’s group is an eight-week small group for men 22 and over that desire healing and transformation from pornography, masturbation, fantasy life, sex in relationships and/or same sex attraction.

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Open to: Women, ages 18-25
Not currently meeting

This is a small group for Life Stage 2 women seeking healing and transformation in community. We’ll talk about pornography, masturbation, same-sex attraction, singleness and sexuality, fantasy life and sex in relationships.

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Open to: Married and engaged couples

re|engage offers hope to marriages by helping couples move toward oneness through stories of grace, teaching and small groups. Whether you would rate your marriage as a two or 10, whether you are in need of serious help or looking to strengthen from a good to great marriage, there is a place for you at re|engage.

re|engage groups will go through a 14-week curriculum consisting of recorded teachings and testimonies, a workbook and at home discussions with your spouse.  The workbook will be done on your own during the week and the teachings/testimonies will be LIVE via zoom on Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. The small groups will meet via Zoom once a week. The time for these meetings will be determined based on what works best for the couples in each group.

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Open to: Women, ages 21+

Daily struggles with anxiety and stress make it difficult to receive God’s peace. Trade your anxiety for the vibrant life you were meant to live through four profound rhythms: rest, restore, connect and create. This is an eight-week group designed for Women ages 21 and older.

To help ensure the most in-depth experience possible, participants are limited to registering for one Soul Care group per semester.

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For women and men ages 18 and over
Begins September 2, 2021
Application required

We all experience brokenness to some degree or another and at different times in our life. When faced with difficulties, most of us respond by focusing on changing behavior or circumstances without addressing the root causes of our struggles. Thrive is a Christ-centered discipleship program that takes people to the root of sin and suffering and leads us to embrace the freedom found only in Christ’s finished work on our behalf. Click below to inquire about Thrive and the application. 

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Open to: Women, ages 21+
Not currently meeting

Do you feel left out, lonely and less than?  This group for women digs deep into God’s Word to help you identify the roots of rejections, overcome the damage done by past hurts and how they impact your relationships today, and fully grasp what it looks like to live loved by Christ.

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Open to: Men, ages 21+
Not currently meeting

If you struggle with irritation, complaining, bitterness or other forms of anger, join us for a six-week small group study. In Christ, we have been equipped with what we need to uproot our anger in its many forms. Join us for a small group experience that will involve weekly homework and discussions that will both convict and encourage.  You will need to be able to commit to majority of the sessions, so if you are going to miss two or more sessions we ask for you to wait for a group at a later date. 

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When I Am Afraid
Thursdays, June 3 through July 22
10:30 a.m. to noon
Fort Worth Campus
For women age 21 and older

We know how anxiety and fear can feel – your stomach drops, your neck tightens, your whole body tenses – but do you know what to do when anxiety fills your days and troubles your nights? You may have tried a few strategies, like denial or working harder, and noticed that they aren’t a permanent solution. In this seven-week women’s small group, we'll walk through biblical truths to gradually gain hope, peace and rest for everyday life.

This group is designed for women ages 21 and older. To join the group, please sign up ahead of time. If you have questions, contact Linda at LindaA@christchapelbc.org.

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RESOURCES WE RECOMMEND

Have a heart for the hurting?

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OUR TEAM

Linda Annis

Soul Care Ministry Coordinator

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Greg Cook

Soul Care Pastor

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Ryan McCarthy

Associate Soul Care Pastor

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Adelaide Royer

Soul Care Communications Coordinator


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Christina Wagoner

Soul Care Ministry Director

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The Christmas Story

When we hear the Christmas story we’re reminded of the miraculous birth of Christ. But God wants us to be sure and know the rest of the story. God had a purpose for sending His Son into our world. He came to be our Savior, just as the angel announced to the shepherds. But why do we need a Savior if we try to be good?

The answer is that God is perfect and holy and no matter hard we try, we are not. But God still wants a relationship with us. So He sent Jesus into the world to offer a way for sinners to have a relationship with a holy God. God placed our sins on His sinless Son on the cross, so that we might be forgiven and become a child of God. When God raised Jesus from the dead, He paved a way for us to come to God as well.

Romans 10:9 tells us that if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

Jesus is the greatest Christmas gift ever given.

MSM Meeting Times

MSM families, we miss you guys! We are determined to stick together as one big MSM ministry. Be sure to check out everything happening online. We are here for you guys!

Campus Day Time Location
Fort Worth
Sundays
5 p.m.

Host Home

West
Wednesdays
6 p.m.

Host Home

South
Wedesdays
6 p.m.
CHOOSE YOUR CAMPUS

FORT WORTH

3701 Birchman Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

817-731-4329

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WEST

3910 E. i-20 Frontage Rd. S.,
Willow Park, TX 76087

817-945-2399

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SOUTH

428 SW Johnson Ave.
Burleson, TX 76028

817-546-0822

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5+6 Meeting Times

5+6 families, we miss you guys! We are determined to stick together as one big 5+6 ministry. Be sure to check out everything happening online. We are here for you guys!

Campus Day Time Location
Fort Worth

Sundays

4:30 p.m.
West

Sundays

1:30-2:45 p.m.
South

Sundays

5-6:15 p.m.

HSM Meeting Times

HSM families, we miss you guys! We are determined to stick together as one big HSM ministry. Be sure to check out everything happening online. We are here for you guys!

Campus Day Time Location
Fort Worth

Sundays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Host Home

West

Wednesdays

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Host Home

South

Wednesdays

6-8 p.m.

*Every the 3rd Wednesday of the month, West campus meets at Worship Center

What is Christmas … Really?

The Christmas season is full of stories. There are favorite movies like “White Christmas,” “A Christmas Carol” and “Elf,” Santa Claus and reindeer, and lots of traditions that go back many, many years. All of these stories share messages of hope and cheer, good news and happy days, giving and serving — and they all encourage us to look forward to a bright future.

The reason that all of these stories have similar themes is because in one way or another, they are all a reflection of the very first Christmas story — the true, real life one that happened two thousand years ago in a small rural town called Bethlehem. (The story is told throughout the Bible, but if you’ve never read it for yourself, a great place to start is Luke 2.)

The date was sometime between 3 B.C. and 6 B.C. in Israel. The Roman Empire, which controlled the region at that time, was requiring that everyone return to their hometown so that they could complete a census.

There was an engaged couple who were among the many people who had to travel home to complete their part of this census. The couple, a man named Joseph and a woman named Mary, were not well-known or uber successful. They were regular people who lived in a small town. Because they were engaged, they headed together to Joseph’s hometown, Bethlehem.

As Israelites, both Mary and Joseph had grown up learning the history of their people through the Scriptures. Israel was a very small nation surrounded by great world powers – and yet, God had always protected their people. In fact, God, had promised that a savior would one day come and save them. No one knew when that would happen, but generation after generation, the people of Israel waited with hope for that day.

Months before Joseph and Mary set off on their journey to Bethlehem for the census, one of God’s angels appeared to Mary with a very surprising message. He showed up out of nowhere one day to tell her that God was not only pleased with her, but had chosen her to be the mother of the savior that everyone had been waiting for! And while that may have been a great honor to Mary, she was confused about how that could happen because she was most definitely a virgin. The angel told her that through the power of God, she would become pregnant. This baby was God’s Son and He was to be named Jesus because He would one day save His people. And because Mary had grown up knowing these future promises of God, she believed the angel.

Months later and nearing her due date, Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem for the census. Because so many people had come to town for the very same reason, there was no room available at the town’s inn. Now in labor, the only option the couple could find for a place to stay and have the baby was in the inn’s stable. So there, in a cave among the animals, the long-promised and long-awaited savior, Jesus, was born.

A few miles from that stable, a group of shepherds was laying out in a field. It was night and they were there to make sure that their flock was not harmed or picked off by animals or thieves. All of a sudden and out of nowhere, an angel appeared in the sky above them. Shocked by the angel, they were completely terrified, but the angel quickly told them that they had no reason to be afraid. In fact, they were about to receive some of the best news ever: that very night, a savior, THE Savior that they had been waiting for, had been born. The angel told them where they could find this baby and in excitement they got up and ran to find Him.

And it was just as the angel had told them: the baby was in a manger, wrapped in strips of cloth, a fulfillment of God’s great promise to them. After seeing the baby, the shepherds told everyone they met that God had indeed kept His promise and sent their Savior.

That Savior, Jesus, grew up and as God’s Son, one day gave His life for the whole world. Only a true Savior could do this — and because Jesus was the Chosen One sent by God — He could. He was crucified by the Roman government, died and laid dead in a tomb for three days. Then, by the power of God, He came back to life. Many people witnessed His death and then saw Him alive again.

Jesus, having come from God and entered human history as a baby, grew up and fulfilled the promise of being a Savior. Through His death, every person on earth can be saved and can know God personally. Because of Jesus, every person can have hope and cheer, good news and happy days, can look forward to a bright future. Through a relationship with Jesus, we can live the great joy of Christmas every day. That is what Christmas is really about.

College Meeting Times

If you are a college student, we’ve got worship, solid community and more for you!

Day Time Location
Sundays
10 30 a.m.

Common Grounds

3110 Greene Ave.

Wednesdays
6 p.m.

Christmas Gift Tags

Looking for the perfect finishing touch for the gifts under your Christmas tree? Download our custom gift tags! Just click the “Download” button below and pick your favorites to use. Whether you decide to write a note or fill in the “To” and “From” blanks, we recommend using permanent or metallic markers.

Here are a few tips for printing the labels:
Planning to tie the tags to your gifts? Download the PDF and print the pages you need on white card stock. After printing, trim each tag to size with scissors, then punch a hole at the top, thread your ribbon, yarn or twine through it and attach the tag to your gift.

Want to skip the ribbon and turn the tags into labels? Easy peasy! Print on 8.5” x 11” full-sheet label paper, then trim each tag to size and you’ve got gift labels! (Printing Tip: For best results, make sure you’re printing at 100% scale, or “actual size.” )

Merry Christmas, and happy gift giving!

9 Socially Distant Things to do This Christmas

Holly, jolly and socially distant, that’s the name of the game this Christmas season. We’ve rounded up some places in our community where you can go and safely continue favorite holiday traditions, along with a few ideas for making the most of the season at home with your family or roommates. Here’s to celebrating this year … maybe, especially this year. 

Drive-Through Holiday Lights 
This is the year for drive-through holiday light displays! Really, could they be any more perfect? There’s no getting out of the car required and plenty of dazzling holiday lights to see. Luckily, you can have your pick based upon where you live and how far you want to drive. There’s Radiance in Weatherford, Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway, Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie and Christmastime in Texas located in Joshua. 

Walk-Through Holiday Lights 
There are several places in the Metroplex where you can enjoy incredible light displays while keeping to the outdoors. Luminova at Globe Life Field is keeping crowds at a limited capacity so that you have space to wander through its three million lights of creative holiday landscapes. And don’t forget about The Modern Lights in Fort Worth! You can walk the grounds of The Modern off of University Drive and 7th Street after sunset and take in the incredible feat they’ve accomplished of wrapping every limb of every tree surrounding the museum. 

Holiday in the Garden 
On Saturday, Dec. 12, Christmas is coming to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden with Holiday in the Garden. There will be food trucks and live music (including the Fort Worth Opera who will be delivering strolling performances throughout the garden), an artisan market and a Christmas tree farm. It looks like an ideal day in Fort Worth for Christmas! 

Watch The Nutcracker from home 
This year instead of heading downtown to Bass Hall, you can take in the incredible leaps, spins and tricks of the Texas Ballet Theater from home! They will be streaming performances of The Nutcracker December 14-26. Sorry, no precipitation comes with the purchase of your tickets — you’ll have to find your own way for snow to magically fall from the ceiling … just like in Bass Hall! 

Panther Island Ice 
Panther Island Ice, Fort Worth’s outdoor skating rink, is open with limited capacity this year for all your Christmas-skating dreams come true. Reserving space for your group ahead of time is required, so make sure to plan out when you want to go this year. 

Coyote Drive-In 
The beloved drive-in theater is a great way to watch a holiday movie safely with others. Plan an outing with friends and park next to each other — you’ll still be watching together, but from your own car/bubble of space. You’ll want to check the theater’s website for updated showings. They play Christmas movies throughout the season. 

I Love Christmas Movies at Gaylord Texan 
Do you love classic Christmas movies? Then you may want to check out the Gaylord Texan’s new immersive Christmas experience. The exhibit, appropriately dubbed I Love Christmas Movies, has recreated famous movie scenes from the likes of Elf, The Polar Express, A Christmas Story and Christmas Vacation that you can step right into and enjoy. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed throughout the experience. 

Go big at home 
What if you make this Christmas extra festive at home? You could make a plan for a special service project every week or a schedule of holiday recipes to try out. You could order Christmas pajamas for your whole crew, hang twinkle lights everywhere or have a virtual ugly Christmas sweater contest with your family over Zoom by using your leftover wrapping, bows, ribbon and such. 

Christmas Eve at Christ Chapel’s Internet Campus 
Are you looking for a way to celebrate on Christmas Eve? Christ Chapel’s Internet Campus is streaming services all afternoon and evening. You’ll get to mark the holiday with a community of friends, sing some holly jolly holiday songs and hear an encouraging message to send you off into Christmas Day. Plan to join us at live.ccbcfamily.org. 

Holiday Bucket List

While you’re spending more time at home this holiday season, why not make a holiday bucket list for those long winter nights and weekends? Click below to download a bucket list. 

Here are a few ideas to get you started: bake cinnamon rolls for neighbors, watch a favorite holiday movie, write and mail notes to family members you won’t be seeing over Christmas, go to a Christmas Eve service, make paper snowflakes. 

Holiday Scenes

Leave it to the internet to create some seriously delightful holiday scenes to play in the background of your day! While you’re busy at home working, cooking, helping your kids with school or just hanging out, any of these scenes are sure to bring some cheer and probably a few chuckles. 

Classic Yule Log: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LssTi4X8jY 
 
Beach Bonfire (for anyone missing the beach this year): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wesLXOzom24

Snow-covered Mountain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V37Q3l6AFAU

Sleigh Ride with Real Reindeer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dHETOyiE6U 

Log Cabin with Crackling Fire: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9caj-VdGzM

Christmas Village with Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjMLWXOK_vM

Captain America’s 1940s Living Room: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBi29OnappU&feature=emb_title

Cat Riding a Roomba: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1Xkt1E7PJY&feature=emb_title

8-Bit Yule Log: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSO-iitdc2k

Snowy Train Ride: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=facDr2lTAUM

Hulu Holiday Scenes: You’ll need a Hulu subscription to stream these, but Hulu has amassed a small army of holiday scenes to bring delight your way. Their collection includes a Gingerbread Home Remodel, a thrilling Thermostat War (a must-watch if you’ve ever worked in an office setting), a Puppy White Elephant Party and a Sap Story (yes, that’s sap falling out of a tree — it’s riveting and oh-so-soothing). Just look for the “Holiday” tab the next time you open Hulu.