one of the things that our church and our family participated in this Christmas season was a community event called "a little bit of Christmas" for the families in our area. the business association sets up a banquet facility with many things for the kids to enjoy to start the season together. since our church is so new to our community, we thought it was a great way to reach out and love on the families that resided here. we recently had many brand new books donated to us to bless children any way that we felt the Lord would lead us to. we thought this was a great opportunity to bless the kids here in our community with a gift from our church family as we displayed the love of God toward them. many of us met early in the afternoon to wrap them in Christmas paper. by the end, olivia and amanda had pretty much mastered the wrapping part. we wrapped a lot of books.
then he enjoyed some time with his grandma at her table
toward the end of the night, they all made their way to the horse and carriage ride outside.
they were all bundled up because it was so extremely cold outside. i think they all had fun though!
it was a wonderful way to start the season with the community. i pray that everyone that we reached out and talked to felt loved and blessed as we all celebrated just "a little bit of Christmas" together.