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Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Decorating!!!

Well, today is officially the first day of winter and as the song says, "Baby it's cold outside!" It seems like the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas just fly by. It's funny, when I was a kid it seemed like it took forever for Christmas to finally come, but now that I am older it seems to come quicker each year. I like to celebrate the entire month of December. My favorite part of the season is spending time with my family, friends, and church family. I like to put up my Christmas decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving. Each year, we "Deck the Walls" at the church the Sunday after Thanksgiving. This is a time of not only decorating, but fellowshipping and enjoying Christmas music--which is another thing I LOVE about this time of the year. I wanted to share a few pictures of the church decoations.

This is the tree in the church foyer (sorry the ladder is in the picture.)  

Below is a picture of the front of the sanctuary. The Nativity on the communion table belongs to my mother. I love the simplicty of the Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus figurine. She has been kind enough to loan it to me to use in the church for the past several years.

Tree in fellowship hall:

When we "Deck the Walls", women, men, teenagers and even children participate. The following picture is of one of our youth, Royal. Royal is blind, but he enjoys coming to listen to the music and to chat. Royal always has plenty to talk about!

Below is a picture of one of the children, Christopher. He is such a sweetie, and he wanted his picture made. Check out his big smile!

We all had a great time. Some of us even got in touch with our inner child (sorry , Karen, I couldn't resist!)

It was a fun night and thanks to everyone who helped make the church festive for the Christmas season. May God bless you!

Remember: Jesus is the Reason for the Season!


  1. I enjoyed the night of decorating and I would have to say looking at the picture of me acting silly made a smile come across my face! Thanks Tonya I needed that smile!

  2. Hi!

    Aw, Christopher looks so cute.

    Haha, Miss Karen. :D

    Love, Joy