Bangsar church shares festive joy with the less fortunate

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  • Saturday, 22 Dec 2012

Christmas traditions: (Above) Robert Devan (right) accompanying the St. Peter’s Church Bangsar carollers on the guitar.

FIFTY underprivileged children joined parishioners of St. Peter’s Church Bangsar at a Christmas Bash at its premises recently.

The event kick-started with candlelight carolling by the church’s carollers.

Guests were treated to renditions of the ever popular Feliz Navidad, Go Tell it on the Mountain, and re-enactment of the Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

Dance performances added to the festive merriment followed by Christmas plays to explain the significance of Christmas.

All together a total of 300 parishioners attended the event.

People’s Warden of the Church Robert Devan said the underprivileged children should not miss out on the celebration as the true meaning of Christmas was about giving and sharing. It is also part of the church’s mission and corporate social responsibility initiative.

The children were treated to a sumptuous buffet dinner.

“The church has to play an active role in the community around us. Giving and sharing should not only be practised during Christmas but throughout the year.

“Which is why through our Social Action Ministry (SAM), we give out food and clothes every third Sunday of the month,” he said.

Spectacular performances by women and youth members of the church further entertained the crowd.

This year, the church is sending out its team of carollers to sing in the homes of members. The carollers visited members’ homes from Dec 16 to 22.

A special Christmas night mass will be held on Dec 24 and members of the public are invited to attend.

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