Michael and I have attended a missional community since August. My definition of a missional community, if I was explaining it to myself a year ago, is a house church that deeply entrenches itself into the community around them. This group of people have definitely become a part of our village.
So, last Saturday, we had our Christmas party! We had so much fun! There was catering from Pollo Tropical (really good chicken), and cookies and pies galore. And there was a hot chocolate bar which was amazing!
After dinner, we played several games – Name the Christmas Song, Decorating the Tree, and a game that involved getting a gingerbread cookie from your forehead to your mouth. Our table won the cookie and song games, and we gave the tree decorating our best try! Below, you see our “tree” was a guy named John and my husband participated in the cookie game. He’s the one in the Christmas sweater. 🙂
We ended the night watching “Elf” which is pretty high on my favorite Christmas movie list. I even wore a Christmas sweatshirt with my favorite saying from the movie. I took a picture with my friends Lauren and Julie at the “photo booth.”
But I wasn’t the only one who was dressed festively for the movie. One of our missional community leaders dressed up as the elf, himself! Oh, Charles…
We are so glad to be a part of such a wonderful group of people. They are definitely a Christmas blessing this year!
Do you have a group of people you consider your village?
Have you been to any fun Christmas parties already, or plan to go to one soon?