Pastor’s Book Club News

by | Dec 10, 2023

Our companion book for our new worship series is Nancy Naigle’s book, Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa. Also a Hallmark movie, her book tells the story of how Lisa Palmer finally receives a gift she asked for at age seven in a letter to Santa.

The author’s website describes her book this way:

When Lisa takes a last-minute Christmas trip to her hometown of Evergreen, she finds that the historic general store has been closed. Using her skills as a professional retail designer, Lisa decides to keep local tradition alive and help the good people of Evergreen bring the store back to life.

Lisa charms a local contractor named Kevin into working with her, and the pair find themselves facing one surprise after another as they restore the store to its former glory. When the staff at the Kringle Kitchen temporarily accept the store’s beloved ‘Mailbox to Santa’ for safekeeping, the townspeople find and rally around a mysterious 25-year-old letter that never made it to the North Pole.

As old traditions are made new again, Lisa finds herself falling for Kevin, the traditions, and the town of Evergreen.

We have a limited number of copies of Nancy Naigle’s book. It is no longer in print but there are used copies available along with the local library. The movie is available via the Hallmark Channel, Amazon, and other media outlets. The scenes from the movie parallel the chapters in the book.

Here is the schedule of chapters for our Advent Series:

  • Dec 3        Chapters 1 – 5
  • Dec 10     Chapters 6 – 10
  • Dec 17     Chapters 11 – 15
  • Dec 24     Chapters 16 – 19
  • Dec 31     Chapters 20 – 23 + Epilogue

Our Book Club does not meet as a group. However, our weekly messages reference that weeks chapters. You can anticipate spoiler alerts unless you keep up with the pace. I’ve purchased ten books but when they’re gone you can still purchase your own copy or visit your local library.

You can contact our office with questions, by phone or simply type your question or enter a prayer request on our website’s homepage —

Pastor Tommy

Nancy Naigle. Christmas in Evergreen: Letters to Santa. Hallmark Publishing..© Crown Media Family Networks, 2019.

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