Hebron Baptist Church
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Building Bridges That Transform Lives

Chrismon Tree

     Every Christmas season, our sanctuary decorated by church members.  It features a 12 1/2 foot lighted Christmas tree hung with the most gorgeous, handmade ornaments depicting Christ's life.  These are called Chrismons.
     The idea for the Chrismon was begun in 1957 in the Lutheran Church of the Assension in Danville, Virginia.  Since then, the idea has spread all over the world.  The Chrismons were begun at Hebron Baptist Church in 1975 by Mary Dehart and Patricia Glass. Their goal was that each family in the Church would make a Chrismon. They reached their goal.
     The tree itself represents the eternal life which our Savior has won for us.  The evergreen is the background for tiny white lights and white and gold ornaments.  The lights speak of Him Who is the Light of the World.  The Chrismons proclaim the Name, the Life,  and the saving Acts of Jesus the Christ.  Each ornament is lovingly handmade of pearls, crystal, and gold beads.  
    

Chrismon Tree