Having feasted on sausages, popcorn, fairy-floss and conversations, hundreds of adults and kids pulled out their rugs and camping chairs, anticipating a great night. From my perspective, they were not let down. The church-yard was the venue; and a truck the stage. Corkscrew, the puppet, provided the comic relief and held the night together, but it was the songs that told the story. So, in fact, everyone told each other the Christmas story. about 13 times.
Our church band and singers sounded amazing. I say this every year, but we could have recorded them. Thanks to everyone who served in set-up and pack-down, music, puppets, lighting, logistics, welcoming, decorating, sound, food and face-painting. It was great having so many extra people from group homes, ESL, our local area, family, neighbours and friends. Thanks for coming. Thanks most of all to Jesus Christ. He gave himself at Christmas, Good Friday, Easter and gives himself to everyone who receives him. As Corkscrew said, “he’s the gift that keeps giving.” If you enjoyed carols, join us at church any time. We celebrate 52 weeks of the year. -Andrew Barry