Welcome to the Community Christmas Festival!
Christmas is a time to make spirits bright, but too often when we look around, we are faced with loneliness, poverty, hunger and injustice. In Beth’s sermon last week, she mentioned that “losing hope is something only the extremely privileged can afford to do, for if someone with very little loses hope, they lose all they have.”
This year, our Christmas Festival focuses on brightening the spirits of our friends, neighbors and strangers in need, moving us to action rather than allowing us to sit in despair. Whether you are still shopping for Christmas gifts with a purpose, need a wreath for your door or a centerpiece for your table that also supports the hope and growth of Plymouth’s teens, want to brighten the spirits of our homebound parishioners, let recent immigrants or LGBTQ homeless teens know they matter and are loved, make Christmas gifts for community members with mental illness, or feed the birds, you will find opportunities to do all of this and more at Plymouth Saturday afternoon, December 9.
Between 3 and 5 p.m., we will have live animals, festive music, food from Empanadas del Sur and our own cookie baking elves, activities and games galore, and a group carol sing and tree lighting! Arrive at 2:55 to witness Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem as they welcome us in for a warm and wonderful afternoon. You will not want to miss this extremely special day.
Please bring cash, checks, and credit cards as there will be a variety of ways to donate money and items to purchase, as well as any no longer needed outdoor winter wear (men’s medium and up coats and snowpants especially needed). Dress in layers so you can enjoy our festivities both indoors and out!
We will see you on the 9th at three!