Christmas Eve at LMC

A free community Christmas Eve event will be held at the Lacombe Memorial Centre as a time to bring citizens together for the holidays.

A free community Christmas Eve event will be held at the Lacombe Memorial Centre as a time to bring citizens together for the holidays.

The event will include refreshments and entertainment, with doors opening at 6:30 and the event running from 7 p.m. until 8 p.m.

“A couple of years ago, Wolf Creek Community Church, along with a few other churches in town, identified the need for a Christmas Eve service that is a little different than a service that you’d experience at a church,” said Peter DeWit, an organizer for the event.

“It’s not in a church building, so that makes it different. Some people may not be comfortable going into a church building so this way, it can bring the whole community together.”

There will be some Christmas carols and songs as well as two short skits that go along with this year’s theme of ‘gifts’.

The theme will translate into songs and entertainment as the community explores the various definitions of giving that are present in the season.

“Gifts to us come from the idea that God was willing to send his son to us as a gift for Christmas. Gifts don’t have to be wrapped up and opened from a box. Gifts can also mean giving the gift of time and showing our love to our neighbours,” said event emcee Kevin DeBree. “This is an hour-long celebration of the gifts that we’ve been given and a reminder of what Christmas is all about.”

The event is open to all ages and is meant to provide a fun way to include those who wish to spend time with their community around Christmas.

“There are some people whose loneliest time of year is Christmas – this event is an opportunity for them to come out and celebrate this day with the rest of the community. This is open for everyone to get together and have a good time on Christmas Eve. We want to share some fun in the community during the Christmas season,” said DeWit.

kmendonsa@lacombeexpress.com

 

Just Posted

Blackfalds moves forward with seniors housing project

Public engagement meeting requests applications for plus-55 housing development

STARS launches 26th annual lottery worth over $4.5 million

Lottery raises money for new helicopters for Western Canada

Snowfall adds some delay to morning commute

The QE2 and area road conditions in central Alberta were partly snow covered

Reflecting on the impact of dementia in a loved one

January is Alzheimer Awareness Month

VIDEO: U.S. Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie

At issue is a BuzzFeed News report that about negotiations over a Moscow real estate project

Ponoka cowboy Vernon (Bud) Butterfield passes away

The Ponoka Stampede Association announced his passing Friday

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Ponoka RCMP are looking for a missing man

Police say he may be in Drayton Valley and they are worried for his wellbeing

Innisfail RCMP arrest two men attempting to sell stolen property

A large amount of music equipment and instruments had been stolen

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Company issues lifetime ban after man jumps from cruise ship

Nick Naydev posted the video last week showing him standing on the balcony of the Symphony of the Seas

Unruly passenger forces B.C.-bound flight to divert to Calgary

Police say charges are pending against a woman in her 40s

Pro-immigration rally planned for Red Deer on Saturday

Rally taking place outside Red Deer City Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Most Read