"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Family Christmas Fun!
For sometime now Sam and I have wanted to attend the Wednesday night church services at our church, but because of work, etc we were unable. So last Sunday I noticed in the bullentin that there would be a "Family Christmas Fun" time for tonight. So we decided that we wanted to go and it would be our chance of finally getting to go on a Wednesday night. Well tonight we got the chance to go for some Family Christmas Fun! The set up was this- eat dinner and then choose from a host of different activities and sessions to attend- we were excited!
So as we're eating and more and more people begin arriving, Sam looks at me and says, "we're the only ones here without children." I look around and see this to be true (however all the evening's events were in the Children's Ministry Building) and I'm not making the connection yet that this event was for children and their families. I noticed an older couple and point them out to Sam- they of course do not have children. So we finished up eating and then began to plan our sessions- I chose- family portrait, live nativity- yes with a real camel, sheep, baby, and more, craft on making your own nativity set, and Christmas caroling. So we head off for the first session- family portrait- we're still not noticing other childless couples, but we keep moving around to the different sessions. Finally, before we conclude our first Wednesday night church event we head to the "make your own nativity". As we're there we're noticing that at every every table there's a family and yes with CHILDREN. We didn't leave because we were in the middle of gluing baby Jesus down in raffia for straw on our manger scene. As we're gluing in the front of the room another family decides to join the craft and they head straight for our table- a woman announces- that tables taken for a family of two! I started laughing and told Sam to hurry up we'll glue/make/fold the rest of the nativity scene at home. So we leave- we get as far as the hallway and this girl- about our age- asks us if we had a good time and I laugh and tell her we did but we believe that we came to the wrong event. She laughed and said that it was fine and that at least we got to tour the new children's building- which by the way was very nice (she even commented on the arrival of our baby as to make us feel better about coming). So we head home laughing all the way. When we got home I went straight for the fridge where I post all the church's monthly events from the bullentin. The evenings event read "Children's Ministry Family Christmas Fun"! I told Sam what it said and we began to laugh hysterically and he said from now on he'd be in charge of the church event nights!
Oh, well we had fun-but the Sunday bullentin just said "Family Chritmas Fun"! The best part was we never once felt out of place and all the people were so nice to us!
Happy Holidays!

1 comment:

Raven said...

How cute - Merry christmas! Love you both.