Christmas KidsFest 2009

On Saturday we had our third annual Christmas KidsFest here at CrossWay Church.  It was great!  We had 41 children.  They had gingerbread cookies that they painted with colored frosting, made Christmas ornaments, sang songs, ate lunch, opened a present with their name from under the Christmas tree and then played with their presents, and learned the story of Jesus’ birth.

This year’s crowd was nearly double what we’ve had in the past, but everything went well!  I love the way the Bible story was done.  The kids opened a gift box one at a time, and each box had something (or someone) in the Christmas story, and Carolyn told them that part of the story.  (One little guy opened the box with the angel.  “What is it?” Carolyn asked.  He replied, “A butterfly!”)  At the end of the story Carolyn asked them if they knew what God wants for Christmas.  There was one more gift box, and Carolyn passed it around for each child to look in so they could see what God wants for Christmas.  The bottom of the box was fitted with a mirror so that each child would see his or her own face.  What a neat way to teach the children that what God wants for Christmas is for them to know and love Him!  (Of course, there were a few of the younger kids who needed it to be explained several times that a mirror was not what God wants for Christmas.)

It was great to see so many from CrossWay give up a chunk of their Saturday to serve these families from our community and show them the love of Christ!

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