Sun 6 Dec 2009
This year Alathia Community Church, with the help of many generous community leaders and sponsors, is putting on a Christmas festival for the community. This year our theme remains “Give a Life Changing Gift for Christmas.” Adults and children alike will love the free concert put on by jazz recording artist Gail Pettis. Festival attendees will witness a living nativity complete with an angel perched atop a 4 story building and a stable including an 8 foot tall camel.
The festival will also include hay rides, pictures with Santa, as well as Christmas themed crafts and activities for the kids. All proceeds raised from this year’s festival will be donated to World Vision— and used to help people trapped in poverty and/or desperate social situations. World Vision is an impressive Non-Government Organization (NGO) that helps about 100 million people in nearly 100 countries on 5 continents. They focus on child sponsorships, food aid, clean water, HIV and aids prevention, emergency relief, resolution of humanitarian crises, and microfinance programs. Building on our success last year we are encouraging our neighbors to consider giving $75 to World Vision. A $75 dollar donation provides a needy family a goat for Christmas. A goat nourishes a family with fresh milk, cheese, and yogurt, and can offer a much-needed income boost by providing offspring and extra dairy products for sale at the market. It even provides fertilizer that can dramatically increase crop yields. I invite you and your family to consider giving a life-changing gift this Christmas. You can learn more by visiting the information booths at the festival or by visiting www.worldvision.org.