Wish Me A Merry Christmas - Charter Churches and Community Impact Churches


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Alabama
Pelham, AL
First Baptist Church Pelham Pastor Mike Shaw 205-663-7492
"We are proud to be part of a campaign to keep Christ in Christmas. Jesus is the Reason for the Season."
Alaska
Fairbanks, AK
Two Rivers Community Church of the Nazarene Pastor Bob Sugden 907-488-9086
"I am truly amazed. The excitement over this year's campaign is as strong (or stronger) than last year! I ordered a small amount of buttons this year thinking that I didn't want a boxful of unused buttons at the end of the season and am quickly realizing that we will need to order more. In just two days, we have sold over 1/3 of our initial inventory! Many folks in our congregation are purchasing 20 buttons each so they can have plenty to pass out as they shop this season. Oh me of little faith! :-)"

"I have been trying to get my congregation excited about evangelism and sharing their faith with our community for months. This is proving to be one of the best ways to do that. It’s easy! Since distributing the buttons on Sunday, I have received many phone calls from members of my congregation who are excited about the positive response they are receiving from the community. One woman told me that she was shopping and someone came up and asked her where she got her button. She took it off, gave it to the woman, then, reached into her pocket and put on another button. Later that same day, at a doctor’s appointment, she had opportunity to share her faith as a result of an inquiry about the button. Thanks for giving my people a great witnessing tool!"
Nikiski, AK
Nikiski Church of the Nazarene Pastor Paul Hartley 907-283-3632
"I believe this grass roots campaign to be an excellent creative means of sharing Jesus, with our community - our church is looking forward to the increased outreach and eternal impact opportunity!!"
Soldotna, AK
Soldotna Church of God Reverend Alan Humphries 907-262-4729
Arizona
Green Valley, AZ
Valley Presbyterian Church Pastor George Pike 520-625-5023
Contact - Dick Oakley
"We feel it is very important to help put Christ back in the minds of people, not only at Christmas, but throughout the year."
Arkansas
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California
Chino Hills, CA
Chino Hills Calvery Chapel/RISE for America Pastor Tony Perkins 909-517-0020
Contact - Christine Hackett
"Our church launched a RISE Christmas Heritage Campaign to put Christmas back into the retailers' vocabulary. It is time for Christians to rise up and spend their values-to only spend their Christmas money in stores that promote the message of Christmas. It is time that believers come out of the shadows and stand up for the birth of Jesus before we lose our rights to public worship and freedom of religious expression to the altar of political correctness. The 2007 Rasmussen Pole showed that 67% of American's preferred a Christmas greeting over a generic holiday greeting and they preferred Merry Christmas signs and messaging in the stores they shop in with the same preference rate. These WMAMC buttons help us restore the message of Christmas in the public domain and give us the oppurtunity to share these valuable statistics and our values as Christmas shoppers. We are called to be salt, to preserve and to purify our society and culture around us and these buttons will encourage people to be salt in their community. Please check out our Christmas Shopper's Guide and info on how you can impact your community for Christmas by going to www.riseforamerica.wordpress.com"
Lake Almanor, CA
Lake Almanor Community Church Pastor Todd DuBord 530.596.3683
"Our whole country is in a full-fledged Christmas culture war, and we want to be on the front lines of battle with other churches. We now have a couple hundred of 'God's troops' armed with your button (as of last Sunday), which helps us make a statement about keeping 'Christmas' in culture as well fulfilling the words in Jude 1:3, 'contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.' Thank you for giving us resources to fight the good fight of faith!"
Ontario, CA
Redeemer Lutheran Church Pastor Edward Blonski 909-986-2615
Orangevale, CA
Oak Avenue Free Methodist Pastor Andrew H. Webb 916-988-8815
"Christ came into the world not to condemn, but to seek and save the lost. I think this campaign is important because it sends a non-judgmental message to the world that we celebrate the birth of our Savior and It's OK to wish us a Merry Christmas."
Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Rolling Hills Covenant Byron MacDonald 310-519-9406
Torrance, CA
Torrance Good Shepherd Church Pastor Lee J. Yi 310-970-4119
"This is long past due. The "tolerant" are so intolerant towards America's Christian history. Do Christians go to other countries and cry out when the natives celebrate their historical and cultural festivals?"
Colorado
Englewood, CO
Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church Pastor Don Sweeting 303-779-9909
Contact - Linea Peter ext. 5207
"Christ is the center of Christmas, and this country was founded in order to protect our freedoms: to mention His name, to practice our faith, and celebrate His joy."
Connecticut
Newton, CT
Grace Christian Fellowship
Delaware
Newark, DE
Pike Creek Bible Church & Pike Creek Christian School Rev. Rick Dodson 302-731-7770
"What a wonderfully winsome way to share Christ at Christmas! Our church and school have jumped on this campaign with both feet!"
District of Columbia
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Florida
Lady Lake, FL
Lady Lake Assembly of God Pastor Ron Hartley 352-753-7157
"I wanted to give the church an avenue to be able to voice to our community how we feel about the true meaning of Christmas. Enough voices joining together can make a tremendous noise, loud enough to be heard. We are the consumers, we are Americans, and we have a right to be heard."
Georgia
St. Mary of Egypt OCA
Augusta, GA
Whole Life Ministries Dr. Sandra Kennedy 706-736-3322
Contact - Christine Cole
"We are letting retailers know about the importance of saying 'Merry Christmas,' and not just 'Happy Holidays.' By saying 'Merry Christmas,' we are keeping Christ-- the true meaning for Christmas-- in front of people. We have to come back to the original meaning of Christmas, which is Christ." - Christine Cole, bookstore manager
Douglas, GA
College Ave. bapt. Bro. Steve Hart 912-384-4214
"We are glad to participate in the Wish Me A Merry Christmas Campaign so that we can keep Christ in the Christmas season."
LaGrange, GA
Teaver Road Baptist Church "Preacher Mike" Dr. Michael Reeves 706-882-5774
"This campaign is a unique way to share the gospel."
Hawaii
Honolulu, HI
First Assemby of God Pastor Klayton Ko 808-836-4400
Contact - Michele Umaki
Princeville, HI
All Things Are Possible With God Ministries Debbie Dinkel 808-652-6798
"I am bringing this cause to Kauai to promote the joy of Christmas and to protect the time honored greeting, 'Merry Christmas,' whose sacred meaning is irreplaceable by a 'Happy Holidays' statement."
Idaho
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Illinois
Gillespie, IL
United Methodist Church Pastor Rachel Stockle 217-839-2038
"The buttons have become a very good tool for the congregation to witness and share with people in our community. I think it is as important for people to be able to share their faith as it is to continue to encourage people to say 'Merry Christmas.'"
Indiana
Indianapolis, IN
Hope Baptist Church Dr. Jerry Hillenburg 317-244-8491
"I think it is important to continue to emphasize the birth of Christ and for our country to celebrate Christmas so that we can continue to present Jesus to the world. He is the answer to all of our ills."
Pendleton, IN
Family Life Community Church Chris Kellermeyer 765-778-5487
"The holiday that we celebrate in December IS the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Happy Holidays just doesn't express the importance of this celebration."
Santa Claus, IN
Paul Johnson
South Bend, IN
Trinity Evangelical Free Church Pastor Craig Clapper 574-291-4741
Iowa
Clear Lake, IA
KCMR Julie Nicholas Contact - Carolyn Nicholas Haugland, Miss Iowa 2004 - 515-473-0353
Emily Nicholas Gerdts, Miss Iowa 2006 - 641-357-7424
Carolyn Haugland, showing her support for the Campaign, said,"The bottom line is that our relationship to Jesus Christ is the most important thing for both me and Emily. This time of year is a time to celebrate Jesus coming to earth, and making a sacrifice for us. We should be rejoicing and not trying to cover it up. We should be telling retailers that we want to say and hear 'Merry Christmas,' because that is the most important thing this time of year. The real purpose is to celebrate Christ's coming and we don't want to lose that in all the glitter of the season."
Kansas
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Kentucky
Corbin, KY
Hopewell Baptist Church Herschel S. Walker 606-523-9424
"Christmas is about God giving His Son, the greatest Gift for the salvation of souls. Without CHRIST there is no Christmas. It becomes just another secular holiday.'"
Louisiana
Brusly, LA
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Father Matthew Dupre 225-749-6865
Contact - Jayne Jason
Maine
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Maryland
Waldorf, MD
First Baptist Church
Massachusetts
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Michigan
Iron Mountain, MI
First Covenant Church of Iron Mountian Pastor J Peter Erickson 906-774-5611
Contact - Patricia Neargarth
"Let us not think that telling us we cannot say Merry Christmas is a small thing. It is not. As Christians, we're commanded by our Lord to spread the good news that 'Our Savior is Born'. Christ is Christmas. A cheery Merry Christmas keeps that truth alive. We don't want to lose our right to speak what we believe and share why we celebrate Christmas. This is our way of telling others we celebrate Christmas, not just a holiday."
Kingsford, MI
Hope Covenant Church Pastor Robert Huse
Northville, MI
Detroit First Church of the Nazarene Pastor Ronald Blake 248-348-7600
"I think it is interesting in a society that embraces diversity and inclusion... Christmas and anything pertaining to Christ is seemingly expunged for our vocabulary. Our people responded with great enthusiasm to the 'Wish me a Merry Christmas Campaign'. It was an excellent way for us to promote keeping Christ in Christmas."
Minnesota
Bloomington, MN
Maranatha Christian Church of Bloomington Pastor Noah C Shelton 952-888-2359
"The message of peace, love and hope is is really what people are searching for...which is what Jesus represents. Let's be ambassadors for Him to this hurting world."
Forest Lake, MN
Maranatha Assembly of God Church Pastor Mike Haseltine 651-464-3131
Contact - Sandra Dahlager
Mississippi
Centreville Baptist
Missouri
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Montana
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Nebraska
Fremont, NE
St. James Episcopal Church Rev. Paul Mottl 402-721-3327
Nevada
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New Hampshire
Somersworth, NH
Law and Grace Ministries Todd and Brenda Larain 603-512-4314
or lawandgrace1@aol.com
"We are very excited to be a part of this campaign. As an Outreach Ministry, we look forward to partnering with other Christians to put "Christ" back into Christmas."
New Jersey
Metuchen, NJ
St. Frances of Assisi Cathedral Parrish Center 732-548-0100
Passaic, NJ
Roger Williams Baptist Church
Stanhope, NJ
Lutheran Church of Our Savior Arthur Doring 973-347-1212
"We feel it is so imortant to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during these uncertain times."
New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
Heights First Church of the Nazarene Bill Nielson 505-822-0000
"Good news! Merry Christmas is 'good news' to an unhappy, hurting, disgruntled world. So we approach our world with the hope of Christ's coming. 'How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.'"
New York
Glendale, NY
Redeemer Lutheran Church Pastor William Wrede 718-902-8114
"Jesus is the reason for the season. We are excited to celebrate the birth of Christ our Savior"
Medina, NY
First Baptist Medina Peter Luffman 585-798-3526
Patterson, NY
Catholic Daughters Court of Our Lady of the Lake, Sacred Heart Church Father Thomas Lutz 845-279-1319
Contact - Stefanie Capone, Regent
"We don't want to just say 'Happy Holidays.' It's about Christ being born. We want to wish people 'Merry Christmas' and be wished 'Merry Christmas'. Christmas isn't about the gifts or toys. All of those things are great, but Christmas is about Christ's birth."
St. James, NY
Saints Phillip and James Catholic Church Father Anthony Stanganelli 631-584-5454
Shrub Oak, NY
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church Sara Koshofer 914-528-8553
North Carolina
McLeansville, NC
Hines Chapel Pastor Milton Wilder 336-621-1385
Contact - Debra Aufderhar
"People are enthusiastic about the 'Wish Me a Merry Christmas Campaign.' Wearing the buttons is one way of making the point that this is not a 'generic holiday,' but it has it's origin in celebration of the fact that Jesus Christ was born into the world as the Savior. The 'Wish Me a Merry Christmas Campaign' helps perpetuate the purpose of the celebration that other religions, various groups of the non-religious and some misguided Christians are working to strip away from Christmas. Christmas is about Jesus Christ, the Word of God who became flesh and dwelt among us and the salvation that is available to all who will receive Him."
Winterville, NC
The Family Church Dr. Rick Downing 252-355-0811
North Dakota
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Ohio
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Oklahoma
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Oregon
Hillsboro 1st Baptist
Pennsylvania
Belle Vernon, PA
The Christian Center Rev. John Derrico, Jr. 724-684-5979
"Thank you so much for this God inspired idea. It allows each of us to bring back a little of the Christmas meaning to everyone who reads the message."
Claysville, PA
Zion Floyd Thomas, Jr. 724-663-5082
"It is past time that the Church of Jesus Christ takes a stand and take back what we have lost to Satan. We MUST tell the GOOD NEWS of Jesus our Savior."
Huntingdon, PA
United Methodist Church
Johnstown, PA
Fountain of Life Rev. John Mains 814-539-1205
"Our nation needs to return to our Christian roots and values. Trying to remove the name of Jesus Christ from Christmas and from our society must be stopped. It's Christmas, not X-mas."

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Levittown, PA
Immaculate Conception Parish Timothy O'Sullivan 215-946-1638
Watsontown, PA
Watsontown Baptist Church Rev. James Ritter 570-538-9433
Contact - Sue Fairchild
"Step out in your faith this holiday season! Coming together to put Christ back in Christmas."
Rhode Island
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South Carolina
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South Dakota
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Tennessee
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Texas
Houston, TX
Tomball Assembly of God Pastor Barker 281-351-5055
"As a growing church in a growing community that is celebrating it's 100th year, the only lasting gift we have to give to Tomball is "Jesus". This campaign (outreach) affords us another opportunity to do just that - keep the true gift at the forefront of our festivities."
Killeen, TX
Memorial Baptist Dr. Sam Canine Contact - Rachael Lavimoniere
"Since Jesus started it all, he deserves our all."
McKinney, TX
Santa's Workshop Tommy Stanley, aka Santa 972-562-2608
"Christmas is not just about Santa and presents. Christmas is about the baby Jesus."
Utah
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Vermont
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Virginia
Culpeper, VA
Precious Blood Church 540-825-8945
Contact - Loretta Cummings
"We chose the buttons as a fundraiser because it offers a positive Christmas message without disrespecting anyone else's religious beliefs. It simply states that I, personally, would like to be wished a Merry Christmas."
Hampton, VA
Calvary Assembly of God Pastor David Highlander 757-722-0092
Contact - Ann Shortt
Hampton, VA
Liberty Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Grant Ethridge 757-826-2110
Contact - Marie Warren
Newport News, VA
The City Life Church Pastor Fred Michaux 757-890-9008
"We are so excited to be a part of the Campaign for Christmas! At The City Life Church, we’ll be handing out the buttons as part of a Sunday service to take advantage of having something tangible for our members to hold during a Christmas message. Jesus constantly engaged people through their physical senses in order to teach them, and we know these buttons are going to be a great addition to one of our messages in December!"
Spotsylvania, VA
River of Life Worship Center Pastor Dale Donadio 540-582-5855
"Christmas is Jesus' Birthday and a time of rejoicing! During the shopping frenzy, while purchasing gifts, we need to remember that while we were yet sinners, God loved us so much that He gave us the greatest gift- Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior."
Virginia Beach, VA
Holland Road Baptist Church Youth Pastor Barry Gilbert 757-497-6541
"The buttons were a great hit at our church! What a wonderful way to spread the Word!" Barry Gilbert
Williamsburg, VA
Bethel Restoration Center Bishop John Gray 757-220-5480
“I think that the Campaign is awesome because it displays and augments what Christmas is really about. It keeps the flavor of what Christmas should be instead of what it is becoming.”
Williamsburg, VA
Christian Life Center Pastor Tom Wells 757-220-2100
"Christmas time is the best time to stand up for Christ in the simple things, and the simple thing being sharing Christ."
Williamsburg, VA
Grace Fellowship Pastors Brian Fleming and Jack Joyner 757-206-1422
"There are good ideas and God ideas and we believe the Campaign for Christmas is a God idea that will go a long ways in keeping Christ in Christmas. Our church is excited to be a part of the campaign and look forward to using this wonderful tool to hear Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays."
Williamsburg, VA
New Town United Methodist Church Pastor David Ford 757-258-1072
"The point of Christmas is Christ and Christ is the point of life for humanity. If our society loses sight of the Christ of Christmas we are lost. So let's give anyone and everyone permission to wish us a merry Christmas!"
Washington
Arlington, WA
Fellowship Baptist Church Greg Stiff 360-659-5337
"Today we run in to many people that just want to wish you Happy Holidays instead of wishing you a Merry Christmas. Our Church would like to be involved in wishing our Community a Merry Christmas."
Edmonds, WA
St. Thomas More Catholic Church Father Maurice Mamba 425-776-2043
Contact - Karen Biermanski
"We want to save Christmas. The 'winterfest' stuff and holiday greetings are very frustrating for Christmas shoppers."
West Virginia
Beckley, WV
Oak Grove Christian Church Pastor Rick Absher 304-252-7565
"We realize there would be no 'Happy Holidays' without Christmas. Christmas truly is the reason for the season."
Elbert, WV
Amish Pantry Susan Thorne 304-448-2184
"It's about time Christians took back Christmas. I fully believe it as do most people I know. If we don't make our voices heard, we may have a generation of people who do not know that the December "Holidays" refer to specifically Christmas."
Mt. Hope, WV
Maple Valley Baptist Church Pastor Pandall Warden 304-252-1408
"For centuries the passing of a Christmas greeting has been embraced by those who believe and those who don't. It is only in our hyper-sensitive politically correct culture that this has become an issue. If someone from another faith were to greet me with their holiday greeting, I would politely smile and thank them. To me that would be a true example of civility and open-mindedness."
Wisconsin
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Wyoming
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Canada
Almonte, Ontario
(Canada)
Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church Priest Lindsay Harrison  
"People want to make a public witness about what Christmas is about."
Bowmanville, Ontario
(Canada)
Knights of Columbus Joe Jeronimo 905-623-1951
"I feel it is important that we as Christians begin to reclaim that which so many minority groups who come to our country try to take away saying it is offensive to thier beliefs"
Carleton, Ontario
(Canada)
Holy Name of Mary Church Lisa Ryan 613-253-3550
Hamilton, Ontario
(Canada)
St. Paul's Presbyterian Church Reverend James Dickie 905-522-2791
Contact - Bev
London, Ontario
(Canada)
King Street Community Church Pastor Troy Dingwell 519-433-0401
"I believe it is great that there are still people in North America who still hold to our Christian beliefs and traditions such as the Merry Christmas issue."
London, Ontario
(Canada)
St. Andrew the Apostle Church Father Dominic Borg 519-455-8624
Sarnia, Ontario
(Canada)
Living Hope Christian Reformed Church Pastor Ralph Wigboldus 519-383-0620
Contact - Anita De Jong
"The fact that society has tried to get rid of the phrase 'Merry Christmas' has actually served to highlight its meaning. It used to be just a general greeting, but now it has specific significance attached to it. Merry Christmas means that I'm not just celebrating lights and trees and extended shopping hours; I'm celebrating the birth of a Savior."
Toronto, Ontario
(Canada)
St. Demetrius Ukrainian Catholic Church Reverend Andrew Figol 416-246-9356