Christmas Celebrations

  • At CUMC, Landon Stites was in the spirit.

  • Ethan Howell enjoys his decorated cookie at CCC.

  • Brooks Medlen, right, with his father, Justin Medlen, and sister, Reed, in the background at CUMC.

  • Courtney and Justin Garrett with their children, Owen, left, Graham and Claire (nestled snugly against her mom) at CUMC.

  • Vicki Sinclair, holding baby Anders, with sons, Barrett, left, and Wade at CCC.

  • Isabel Payne and sister, Kaylee, at CUMC.

  • Amanda Henrichs with her daughter, Gracie, at CCC.

  • Lynette Medlen and her son, Wally, at CUMC.

  • Katelyn Hammond dressed up for the party at CCC.

  • Adult volunteers at CCC included Susan Moore, left, and Rhoda Huxtable.

  • Among those visiting with Santa at CUMC were siblings Hudson, left, and Charlie Anderson, along with little sister, Ella.

  • Asher Soans, left, and Evan Smith were among the youth volunteers at CCC.

Area churches provided fun and fellowship for children in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Christ Covenant Church celebrated the true “reason for the season” with a “Birthday Party for Jesus” on Saturday, Dec. 4, while Concord United Methodist Church hosted its annual Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 11.

Photos by Michelle Hollenhead