Years ago we hosted a New Year's Eve Celebration for 3-4 years in a row. We had between 80-120 people for the evening. The evening started with an appetizer dinner,followed by skits, games, ice-skating, singing, conversations, desserts, and a New Year's Eve devotional and prayer time(usually at midnight). But it has now been about 9 years since we have had a Celebration.
This year the girls thought...Let's have a Celebration again!
So after Thanksgiving we began to plan:
First, we just invited our church family.
But one week before the event:
Then Rebecca thought they would like to join us.
Then less than one week before the event:
Then Chris invited a friend of his(who is also our friend) and his sister.
Then a young family we know here in town came to mind so we invited them.
Then the night before the Celebration...while looking at Rebecca's wedding album...we saw someone we had not seen in several years...so we call and he said"Yes! I will come."
This year we have 26 precious souls Celebrate God's Goodness with us. The evening was a blessing to all!
Jessica and Julia "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"
Moira sings "In my Weakness"
Jack plays and sings (Abigail Helps!!)
Seth and Joel "Top Secret Penguin Project"
Lydia, Moriah, Christianna, Deborah
Jesus Loves Me --a round
"Amazing Grace" to the tune of "When I read my Title Clear"
Noah on the guitar
There's a hole in the bucket, Dear Liza!
Christine and Alan Chidester enjoy the entertainment!
The Linder Family
Our Grandson.. Stephen -- what a cutie!
It is such a blessing to Celebrate with other Believers the wonderful works that the Lord has done.
We ended our day with a fast game of Catch Phrase
Looking back on 2010 with thankfulness and looking forward to what the Lord will do in our lives this year!
I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.