C&C Christmas PartyWhat a busy Christmas season this has been!  The day after the Keepers at Home Christmas party, we hosted the annual College and Career Caroling and Christmas Party.  After caroling to a number of older members in our congregation, everyone came to our house for refreshments, games, and a book exchange.  One of my favorite aspects of the party each year is hearing the special Christmas songs and readings everyone prepares. 

Phil, Heather, Becky, and Ashley
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Christa
Charity and Bethany
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“We Wish You a Merry Christmas!”
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Michael and Ashley
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The next major event was our students’ annual Christmas recital.  What a joy to hear and see the fruit of many hours of hard work and diligent practice! 
 Katherine
Julie
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James
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Sarah S.
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Igor
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The day after the recital we were finally able to make the trip to Greenville to deliver the Gerber family’s portrait. 
Unloading
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Unveiling
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Gerber Family
After the unveiling, Isabelle and Anya treated us to a delightful Christmas concert on cello and violin. 
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A couple days after our return from Greenville, it was time for our annual Christmas Bible Club Party.  Many neighborhood children were able to attend and enjoy re-enacting the Christmas story, watching a puppet show, playing hand-bells, games, and more. 
 Human Christmas Tree Contest
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Choosing a Winner
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Snack Time!
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On Christmas Eve we received a most wonderful gift–my brother called from Iraq!!  What a joyful time we all had exchanging news and just hearing Kenny’s voice! 
Kenny
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After the rush of the season, my family and I were very grateful to spend Christmas morning in quiet, joyful celebration of our Lord and Savior’s birth. 
I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people, for unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour which is Christ the Lord. 
Luke 2:10-11
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