Christmas Sharing Time

Sabbath, 24 December 2011

It was another joyous time to be in church and be entertained by our young generation on this special service. Our kids showed us that they too have a very special role to play in our church and it is encouraging to see them coming to church regularly and learning the love of Jesus.

Again, our young children have beautifully presented the Christmas nativity play this year. On the Sabbath of Christmas eve, lead by Shibby, Ian and Hajdi the children have participated greatly with their performance as well as the singing of some carols with the congregation. It showed how hard these leaders have been working with the kids on their Sabbath school class. The small room is actually becoming too crowded for the growing number of children attending every Sabbath.

It is really inspiring to see so many other talents in our church especially with music. This time Trisha gave a special rendition with her violin and played ‘O Holy Night’. Another special item was shared by Nina and Eduardo and family wh
o sang a Brazilian hymn to the Lord. Jon and Duane lead out worship songs and Pastor Adamovic gave the message of Christmas story on his sermon.

Around 100 people attended the service including some friends and families of regular members and regular visitors. Some people from the local community were also invited. Following the short service everyone had the opportunity to catch up and greet each other. We had a variety of delicacies served during the potluck lunch which was happily shared by everyone.

On this occasion, we were also inspired to see Ivan, this young little boy in church who shared some gifts to the other children. We are so thankful that God showed us in the Bible the importance of giving and this time of the year many people share by giving Christmas cards and gifts to each other. We praise God for the opportunity to be able to share the Good News to others not only for Christmas but for the whole year through.

by Lily Kidwell (photos from Jovan Adamovic)