BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR JESUS – PRINCE OF PEACE
What a great way to begin the Advent season – families celebrating the birth of the “Prince of Peace!” The morning began with Christmas songs presented by Derek and Heather Gunter. Following the songs, families rotated according to the color of their wands. The stations included a nativity craft, Christmas games, and the highlight was a visit with Mary, the mother of Jesus, who was portrayed by our own Ms. Anne Wilson. The event ended in the traditional birthday celebration with cupcakes, fruit, cheese, and juice. Lights were dimmed, candles lit, “Silent Night” was sung in unison, and everyone left remembering that we are to let the light of Jesus shine through us each and everyday. Many thanks to the fabulous youth, nursery staff, and adult volunteers who made this an event to remember.
KIDS DAY OUT
Nursery, Preschool and Elementary age kids had a fun-filled Christmas-inspired day out at the church on the Saturday before Christmas while Moms and Dads had some time to themselves. We hope that the kids enjoyed it and that their parents enjoyed their day off, too!
YOUNG AT HEART GEMS
Even Santa was “busting a move” at the Young at Heart GEMs Christmas Party! Dinner, games, crafts, dance, and cake helped make this a fun evening for everyone on December 18, 2015. Bain Hall was decorated with penquins galore! A couple of new groups of friends were welcomed by lots of staff and volunteers. I might miss someone if I named all the volunteers, but each of them helped make the event a special Christmas party for everyone. Many thanks to Victor Crusan for being an awesome MC and to Shannon Nyswaner for keeping the music playing as our DJ.