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Christmas around the World
Amy Denney
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Christmas around the World

Stay in the comfort of Springfield as we come together to worship, celebrate and learn about how Christ's birth is celebrated in other cultures.


CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

Join us Dec. 6, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 as we celebrate Advent at Peace Lutheran Church by opening our minds to learn about how other cultures prepare for Christmas, as we open our hearts to worship with a unity in Christ that spans the globe. This beautifully considered Advent series is perfect for the family and all ages. Bring a friend or come alone, and enjoy a mindful multicultural experience. 


Wednesday, December 6
Christmas in Africa
Featuring guest presenters from Lifegate in Africa and Give Hope, Fight Poverty, our evening will feature a West African stew (non-cultural food will also be available) and a theme of Loving. Learn how these two organizations focusing on
loving, particularly in orphan care, in these small African nations on opposite sides of the continent. 
Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. 
Speakers tables will be set up during dinner to touch, see and experience life in Sierra Leone and Swaziland. Children — and adults — are invited the bridge the continental divide by writing a note to a child overseas. 
Program begins at 6: 30 p.m. with a short worship service to follow. 
So that we can plan enough food for you, please quickly visit our eventbrite page and secure a FREE ticket by clicking HERE. Feel free to share with and invite friends. We also have a Facebook page HERE.


Wednesday, December 13
Christmas in Asia
Featuring guest presenter from Simply Fair, our evening will feature Korean dumplings from our own Su Youn DePue (non-cultural food will also be available) and a theme of Worshipping. Learn how Simply Fair is lifting artisans out of poverty, and how fair trade purchases help us be the hands and feet of Christ. Laura Camp has visited countries in Asia and has beautiful stories to share! 
Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. 
A Simply Fair table will be set up during dinner to touch, see and experience life in Asian cultures. Be sure to enter the drawing for your own special item from Simply Fair. 
Program begins at 6: 30 p.m. with a short worship service to follow. 
So that we can plan enough food for you, please quickly visit our eventbrite page and secure a FREE ticket by clicking HERE. Feel free to share with and invite friends. We also have a Facebook page HERE where you can share the event with your friends.


Wednesday, December 20
Christmas in South America
Featuring guest presenter Sister Anita Cleary, OP who spent two years in ministry in Peru and will explain some of the customs regarding the crèche — how they are made into these very large scenes and the celebrations that are involved in dismantling the scene. The worship theme will be serving
Dinner begins at 5:45 p.m. 
Program begins at 6: 30 p.m. with a short worship service to follow.
So that we can plan enough food for you, please quickly visit our eventbrite page and secure a FREE ticket by clicking HERE. Feel free to share with and invite friends. We also have a Facebook page HERE where you can share the event with your friends.

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