Friday, December 18, 2015

Advent activities at Christ Episcopal and Shepherd Center 2015

Our little church has been busy through Advent.  Jane Barnett (CEC) and Gail Waters (FUMC) organized another great Shepherd Center Christmas event Dec 12th.  Nearly 100 children (12 & under) went through the Toy Land aided by Shepherd Center elf volunteers from our community. 

Approximately twice that number of family food bags were also distributed that day.  Santa Claus greeted the children and shared the good news of Jesus' birthday we are getting ready to celebrate.  Many volunteers from the community aided the small, hard-working Shepherd Center staff to make Shepherd Center Christmas a success again this year.

In the afternoon on Dec 12th, children 6 and under were invited to have free pictures taken with Santa in our parish hall. About 12 children came with their guardians to get an 8x10 picture with Santa.  Lead by Garrett Boyte, the children and adults read "The Christmas Story" --the "Little Golden Book" story of Jesus' birth and the Little Golden books donated by Rev. Mitzi last year were given to the children.  Santa and Garrett also presented "The Night Before Christmas" by Clement Moore.

As part of the after school program, Garrett explained the crèche in our church to the children.

Our continuing services include:
Sunday, Dec 20th 10am Holy Eucharist
Thursday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Caroling at 4:30pm followed
by Christmas Eve service at 5pm
Sunday, Dec 27th 10am Morning Prayer

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