So of course, August is the time for our culture to be thinking about sending our kids back to school… and all of their necessities… and how we can help those less fortunate. So what does Free Life Chapel do during this time? Well we celebrate Christmas, of course! At this point, I’m sure you’re not even surprised.
The days prior were spent in the holiday hustle and bustle – Free Life Chapel style – fulfilling school supply lists, picking up decorations, shopping for back packs, putting all the little pieces together, setting up stages, and trees, and snow, and wreaths, and all sorts of other holiday festivities.
I love the dedication of the FLC team, everyone just sticks around until the job is done, and then to bed late and awake early to finish set-up and prepare for hundreds to come in and appear as
though it was all just there when we all woke up if little elves just put it all together while we all slept.
Among the special fun last Sunday were snowmen, reindeer, elves and Santa himself, folks.
In the house.
Taking photos and spreading merriment throughout the building.
The stage was a winter wonderland, and the message… well, with a little help from Will Ferrell, was a great story of realizing dreams and going for the gold.
Santa took photos with children (or those who just act as such, but you’re only as young as you feel, right? No judgement.)
And Santa’s helpers distributed back packs to children of all ages and grades.
With smiles and glitter.
… and when it’s all said and done: gifts distributed, message delivered, souls restored, Santa is headed back to the North Pole, and all is deemed successful, what is left to do… but let the tear down begin. ‘Cus that’s just how we do things at FLC.