Christmas Reflections – St. George Children

Our St. George Children served others, learned about Advent, and took a ride on the Polar Express this month.  Kids for Christ completed their “Mission Possible,” where they performed acts of kindness for our Castle Hills Community.  (Click here for more).  In C3:16, children made advent wreaths with their families and received devotional readings to take home and use with their families.  Finally, church and school children enjoyed our annual Polar Express party!  Maricela Ramos, a church and school parent shared this letter about this wonderful tradition.

My daughter has participated in the Polar Express event every year for the past three years and my son began participating this year. This is something that at the age of four and six, they are still talking about one week later. The magic of the movie coupled with the magic of friends they have made at St George has created memories in their sweet little hearts. A chance to sit back, eat as much popcorn as they can handle while giggling and enjoying the idea of “Believing” was a precious moment that I will not forget, as I chose to stay and bring my own pillow and blanket. Once the movie was over, they enjoyed the holiday cookies with hot cocoa while laughing at each other’s milk mustaches. The type of cookies didn’t matter, what mattered was the fellowship and feeling of being connected and slowing down to enjoy the Christmas Spirit. Daniel, our Youth Ministry Leader, collected the sugar filled children and played marshmallow dodgeball with the active, silly children. Winning wasn’t the object of the game, playing with food and having the older ones help the little ones was the object of Daniel’s game. My children talked about it for days afterwards and look forward to creating more memories in the years to come. Thank you to St George Church, Happy Wilson and Daniel Foreman for their dedication to making this season special for all the children and adults like me, alike!