Christmas caroling around our church neighborhood
This evening for the 3rd year, the Childrens’ Ministries department at our church hosted an evening advent night for families of caroling, eating and fellowship. This is a short (49 second) video of our group caroling at one of the houses just across the street from our church.
This year we met at 4 pm and ventured out to start caroling BEFORE we ate chili and enjoyed hot chocolate! This worked a lot better for several reasons. First of all, it was not dark so we could actually read the words in our caroling songbooks! Second of all, it was great to come back after getting cold walking around the neighborhood and enjoy some hot food and drinks!
We had a good turnout for this event and it was a lot of fun for those who came, especially all the kids. I really enjoy holiday caroling and it is wonderful to share this tradition with our church family. I also think it is important to share the spirit and joy of Christmas in this way with the families as well as students who are living in our church neighborhood. Several of the people we sang to really seemed to enjoy and appreciate this outreach experience. I certainly enjoyed it, and know our kids did too!