Dec 10, 2013

Christmas Party and Service Project

Our CC group recently celebrated the birthday of Jesus together by having a Christmas party and then caroling at a local assisted-living facility. It was the sweetest thing ever!

First, we met together to make some gifts and cards for the elderly residents.

Then we enjoyed a snack of Christmas goodies and cocoa before heading out to "spread Christmas cheer," as Mary likes to say. Here are the sweet kiddos who made it to this special event:

We had a lot of families out with sicknesses; I hope you get well soon, friends!

Our fab director, Mary Ann, directed the program, which included Scripture readings, Christmas carols, and . . . wait for it . . . a tin whistle song! Gasp!

Jingle Bells on the tin whistle! The elderly residents couldn't have been happier. They loved the whole thing, of course. I mean, who wouldn't love to see adorable children singing about God's Gift at Christmas?! If you click on the picture below, you can see that Mary has decided to throw in some hand motions while 'playing' her tin whistle. Hmmm...

We had a great time, and I'm really not sure who enjoyed it more, the children or the residents. I'm very blessed and thankful to be a part of this awesome group!

Your turn! Does your homeschool group get together for a Christmas party or service project? What do you do? I'd love to hear how you celebrate this special time!

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