Purple Lemon Photography

Community Christmas Celebration

Saturday, December 19, 2009
Today was a very special day.  With the help of one of my dearest friends (who often appears on my blog, see if you can find her- without links- where's waldo style, perhaps? the red and white is fitting for the season.  WOW I had a super-digression- back to the task at hand), I helped coordinate a party for some families in the neighborhood where our church is.  We've been working on it for about 6 weeks and today was the big day.  It was the "Community Christmas Celebration"- and aptly named, as it was a community effort!  It was a collaboration between University City Schools, City Lights Church, and Central Christian School.

It was a party that combined the families we 'adopted' for the day and the families in small groups at our church.  Often when people sponsor families over the holidays or serve lunch at a food kitchen, etc. they never get to meet the people.  It all stays kind of anonymous- which sometimes has it's place. But I have to say- this was AWESOME!  Everyone got to hang out together, share food, our church and Central Christian school got to give out presents, and I got to take a family picture for the families by the Christmas tree.  Our kid's decorated cookies side by side, and we look forward to having many of them return to worship with us- side by side again!


Here are the people I'd like to thank the most for helping in the preparations today.  

You know when people talk about the joy of giving?  Doesn't this just show it?

1 Comment:

Farnnay said...

aww good for you. and i commend u for helping out the community.