Nelson’s Baker Street has never looked so lit up, thanks to the City of Nelson.
Christmas is all about lights. There are the lights on trees, the front lawn, around the house, but most importantly it is the light that shines in our hearts that makes Christmas special.
For some that light is very dim or maybe non-existent. Christmas isn’t always a time of good cheer, egg nog, and snuggles on the couch. For some it is very lonely, with heartache and huge pressure.
Our Daily Bread, a ministry of Kootenay Christian Fellowship, understands the paradox of Christmas. Therefore, while others might be doing last-minute shopping or spending time in their cozy house or attending a Christmas Eve service, Our Daily Bread will have the lights on and be preparing a scrumptious Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. Not only that, 50 plus volunteers from every walk of life, will also be letting their light shine by helping to put on this event.
Everyone that comes to dinner will be given socks filled with all kinds of goodies (courtesy of Socks of Care, a ministry of First Baptist Church in Nelson), there will be carols sung, and a healthy dose of Christmas community and love for everyone present.
For most guests, this will be the only turkey dinner, complete with pie, they will have this Christmas.
“What a wonderful way to light up our hearts,” says Anne-Marie Haynes, administrator for Our Daily Bread. Christmas Eve dinner is made possible by the generous donations of Nelson’s residents that love to spread the light of love and peace and joy to all.
The dinner is a free event on Dec. 24, with doors opening at 4:45 p.m. For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org.