Shepherd of the Bay in Lillian, AL, hosted the first Christmas event of the 2016 season in the Lillian area on December 4, 2016.
We have hosted this annual event for the past ten years, and the attendance has risen to approximately 300 area residents and friends. All the area churches participated by providing instrumentalists, soloists, and choirs. The program consisted of Scripture readings and Christmas carols, sung by everyone in attendance. The Song Fest was very inspiring, as it ushered in the beginning of the Christmas season in Lillian. The event was free to the public, and it was attended by approximately 300 community members and friends.
Our LWML ladies and Thrivent Financial Action Team members planned, prepared, served, and volunteered as clean-up helpers. We also had an area with decorated boxes to receive donated non-perishable food items, which help to stock the shelves for our community food pantry.
At the conclusion of the program, refreshments were provided by Thrivent Financial for all in attendance. We are also grateful to the Lillian Community Club, which provided the room for this large program.