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Kernersville, NC 27284



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Chrismon Tree

Chrismon TreeUnion Cross Baptist Church enjoys an annual tradition of displaying a Chrismon Tree in our sanctuary throughout the Advent/Christmas season. We celebrate the upcoming season with a special evening service where the tree, which was unadorned at morning worship, is dramatically lighted to display the sparkling chrismons.

The word "Chrismon" comes from the words "Christ" and "monogram." The chrismons are symbols referring to some aspect of the Chrismonslife and ministry of Christ (cross, crown, lamb, etc.) These symbols are placed as ornaments on a Chrismon tree which beautifully proclaims the Christ who came at Christmas.

We have had a Chrismon Tree since 1979, when our pastor, Dr. Steve Ayers introduced this idea to us. We embraced the idea that each Chrismon had its own meaning of praise and celebration of Christ, which deepened the meaning of the season. From the smallest of crosses to the nativity, to the crown of thorns, to each monogram proclaiming the Name, the Life, and the saving acts of Jesus, to the tiny white lights which speak of Him as the Light of the World, the Chrismon tree stands every year as a loving memorial to our church fellowship and a proclamation of Christ our Lord.