This past Christmas, we replaced the traditional Christmas Party with Santa with what we called the “Light of the World Bash”. Instead of focusing on our own families in fellowship hall, we brought the spirit of the season into the community. This means that much of our activities took place on the front steps of the church and in the entrance area as well.
We displayed Susan’s large Nativity painting with proper illumination in one of the vestibules of the church and left the corresponding front door open, so that by passers in the street could see it. Likewise, the brass quintet played first from the steeple and then through the open main doors from the main vestibule of the church. In addition, we had the sidewalk illuminated with candles in milk gallon jugs filled at the bottom with sand. This brought us a lot of attention.
Inside, we served cider, hot chocolate, and various kinds of cookies. We offered guidance in making simple origami paper stars and two of us, armed with lanterns and shepherds’ staffs, gave church tours. Several of us added their voices to the caroling on the front steps.
Many of our neighbors took the chance of becoming acquainted with the church. We had approximately 50 visitors. Hopefully, we can do a similar celebration this year again. For now, treasure the light in your hearts that the Lord has given us.
Thank you for the outreach event last night, and for the beautiful music, singing, crafts and food.
So thankful for the dedication of the musicians.
After being treated to the brass quintet, it was great to come into the hall for warmth, and drink some the cider and taste the cookies.