Hi! Be sure to make your turkey dinner reservation for our annual family-centered Christmas Event, Friday, December 9th. As mentioned in a previous blog, the 'event' has become a bit of a tradition for some as the beginning of their Christmas season and we welcome neighbours and friends and everyone! Even if you don't come for dinner, there are a variety of things you can do, crafts and activities the whole family can enjoy! These take place from 5:30 - 7:15 PM. If you eat at 6:15 PM, be sure to come early to enjoy a few activities. Approximately 7:15 PM everyone will gather in the auditorium for a Carol Sing followed by a short drama including the choir and the children help to tell the Christmas Story. They look so sweet in their costumes whether they are lambs, angels or shepherds! Definitely a Kodak moment!
At the moment, there are 3 only places left at the 5:00 PM sitting, and 22 at the 6:15 sitting.
The final Christmas Shoebox count was 291. Thanks so much, everyone, for your participation with Samaritan's Purse 'Operation Christmas Child'. What a worthwhile endeavor!
During the Christmas Season we will be displaying poinsettias in the sanctuary. If you would like to place a poinsettia plant in memory or honour of someone, please bring it to the church between 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM, Tuesday to Friday. The sanctuary always looks so beautiful at Christmastime!
Jackie and her committee have been busy decorating and preparing for a lovely Ladies Christmas Evening happening this evening. 'The Message of Christmas' is the theme and we are pleased to announce Mrs. Annette Maione will be guest speaker. There will be a silent auction, carol singing as well as Christmas-y refreshments and lots more. Every lady welcome!
Many of our groups have, or are, coming to a close now until after Christmas. CHEK had their Talent Show last Monday, the Therapeutic Riding Association is having their party December 14th, the TOPS ladies are having a Christmas potluck in a few weeks and I've heard hints of other groups' celebrations. On Monday, our own New Horizons group gathered items for the less fortunate men and women in our city to be presented to and distributed by the Salvation Army.
So, lots is going on! Mark your calendar for December 24th - at 8:00 PM we will have our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, a beautiful time together. There will also be a Christmas morning service at 10:30.
All the best with your own Christmas preparations! Remember, Jesus really is the HOPE of the world. No matter the darkness and pain we see and hear of in the world, there is real hope, and peace in your heart is really possible!