Preaching the Gospel, Preparing a People
Hi Gsikalos! I think it is wonderful that you see God’s truth and that you want to stop keeping Christmas! It makes sense that you are sad to stop celebrating it because you do not want to let down your children and loved ones. But something you can do is start keeping the Sabbath and God’s holy days and show your children and loved ones how amazing these days are! I never celebrated Christmas as a child, but I remember absolutely loving every holy day that we kept and the weekly Sabbath! We talked about God’s promises, had special meals together, sometimes my parents would give me a small gift on the holy days, we met with others at church and after church, and enjoyed wonderful fellowship with close friends! It was always a special time for me as a child. My best advice is to pray about it fervently! God will provide you and your family a way to still keep special moments together without Christmas in your life. And I do believe God will bless you with special moments you will keep with your family both on holy days and on many other days throughout the year. I will pray for you and your family in your situation. I do believe God will give you guidance in this!
Hello Ches! If you are a baptized member of the Church of God there are ways to keep the Passover on your own. Keep in mind of the importance and solemn aspect of this observance. Here is a link with thorough instructions on how to keep the Passover at home: https://www.ucg.org/members/news/keeping-passover-at-home . If you have further questions on the process of keeping the Passover, please search the closest congregation to you (even if it is several hours away) and contact the pastor.