With the Christmas season fast approaching, St. George’s United Church has scheduled some events that are open to the public at no charge, although donations to benefit the designated non-profits are encouraged.
St. George’s annual Community Christmas Sing-a-long is scheduled for Dec. 14, 2 p.m. Bring your friends and the whole family to sing all your holiday favourites, both sacred and secular. Hot chocolate and treats will follow. This event is by donation, with $10 as the suggested donation, to benefit St. George’s partner charity, the Eureka Mental Health Support Society.
The annual Christmas Eve Family Candlelight Service is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 24, 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to this family-friendly celebration of the gifts of the season that don’t fit into a box. The evening’s offering will be donated to the Eureka Mental Health Support Society as well.
Pastor Ryan Slifka says that these events are simply part of who the church is as a community.
“Not only are we glad to hold events that are open for the enjoyment of all, their beauty lies in the fact that they also bless others in the community, those who Jesus calls ‘the least of these.’ We are excited to invite all to join us for any and all activities, especially during this festive time of year—because grace always comes to us on the way to someone else.”