Knowle Village Hall was again the venue for our annual Christmas Party for the youngsters of our Bible School and CYC Youth Club. Most of our church family also came along to celebrate the end of another year and the time that our Lord Jesus was born.
After a session of mad games including ‘Musical Hats’ and ‘Decorate the Human Christmas Tree’, there was a short break for ice cream whilst the grown-ups relaxed with mulled wine and mince pies.
The children provided the initial entertainment with musical items, poems and gymnastic displays, as well as the ‘Brussel Sprout Chocolatiers’.
After a short Bible thought we tucked into supper before the grown-ups performed a ‘Seasonal Sketch’. Bevan’s Unexpected Journey had him travelling on a long journey home with his poor pregnant wife Bekka in an alternative nativity tale mixed up with the Twelve Days of Christmas.
Many characters from previous year’s sketches put in a re-appearance including The Hungry Caterpillar, The Fairy Godmother, The Princess, ageing Rockers from the Band Methuselah, along with previously unseen talent including a strange Maori Warrior.
Needless to say the story had a happy ending with Baby Emelia May arriving safely on stage and sleeping through her starring role as Emmanuel.
The wise men were in attendance and brought gifts for the new arrival as well as all the other children. It was another great evening with our spiritual family celebrating the arrival of our Saviour Jesus and the light that he shines into our lives.