A six-ton snow pile will be one of the many highlights of the Saturday, Dec. 1 Wellington Christmas Festival at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church.
The inaugural event is free and open to the public. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, located at 12200 W. Forest Hill Blvd.
There will be a $10 per person barbecue chicken dinner that can be taken to go or eaten at the event.
“This is going to be a fun event for all ages that will help people in need locally and around the world,” said the Rev. Mark Caldwell, senior pastor at St. Peter’s. “We plan on keeping with the more lighthearted aspects of the season, coupled with the roots of our church. We will have Santa, a silent auction, local vendors and local entertainment. This community event should be a delight to people of all ages. In this season of giving, we hope to allow for the generous spirit of Wellington to go out to the needs of our world.”
“Making Memories at the Manger” is a one-hour interactive program, beginning at 10 a.m., for families. There will be a dramatic retelling of the Christmas story from cast members onstage. In addition, each child will create his or her own keepsake nativity scene to keep for years to come. The cost is $10 per child and registration is required. To register, contact Director of Children’s Ministries Shelly Albright, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proceeds will go to local and global missions, including CROS Ministries, which feeds the hungry locally. Other proceeds will be distributed to outreach programs in Cuba and Zambia.
For more information, call (561) 793-5712 or visit www.stpeters-umc.org.