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Sunday, December 19, 2021 – 4:30pm – gathering at Gateway Foursquare Church
What can I expect? Like, really?
Doors open at 4:10, so you can arrive with enough time to get your family picture taken (or you can also do that afterwards).
Our band will lead us in singing/enjoying some Christmasy music. Then Jon will share a short message about Christmas and do communion for those that want to celebrate. We’ll also do a raffle upfront and have some stellar prizes. The whole thing will last about 45 minutes.
If you want to keep your kids with you for that part you are more than welcome! But, kids ages 0 to grade 3 also have special environments designed just for them if you’re interested.
Afterwards, you have the option to enjoy our “treats buffet,” coffee and photobooth (if you didn’t get that done before). All of this is free, and digital downloads are made available after the event!
Well, whatever should I wear?
You can dress however you feel comfortable! Some families take advantage of our pro photographer and dress nicely. Others wear their usual garb… and are perfectly fine with that. Jeans, Christmas sweaters, tshirts, dresses… it’s really quite a range. Mostly, we want you to feel comfortable. You’ll fit right in dressed up or dressed regularly.
Did you say... TREATS?
There will be a delightful mixture of savory appetizers and some cookies. There will also be gluten and nut free options. We probably have you covered. If not, let us know ahead of time using the contact form.
Where is Crosscreek?
We actually rent our space from the very kind Gateway Foursquare at 4:30pm on 2nd and 4th Sundays (usually). There’s ample parking, but come early to get your Christmas picture taken and a cup of coffee (both optional of course).
A Christmas-y FOR Salem Opportunity to Love Thy Neighbor!
Buy socks for Church @ The Park guests. Bring them to Monica’s house or our in-person gathering. You can also donate oodles more types of needs. Find out more here.
This one’s pretty simple. You know who they are! They’re your neighbor or your coworker. Make them a treat, or buy one! A plate of cookies, a bottle of wine, a coffee… for no real reason other than to just be generous! You can even keep it anonymous.
This one is a super fun and random act of kindness. While you’re doing your Christmas shopping, buy a gift card, walk around the store, and sneak it into a shopping cart of someone nearby! God loves to surprise his kids, so we can practice that too!
If you’re at a drive-thru, offer to pay for the person behind you. It might be coffee. But it could also be a cheeseburger or macho burrito! What a fun surprise when they arrive to pay, as you drive happily away!