Northwoods Community of Christ Celebrates
A Two Day Grinch Night Who-bilation Celebration!
The Who-bilation started out on Saturday, December 15, where congregation members were invited to dress like a Who or the Grinch, and members voted on the best costume. Nobody was disappointed to say the least! Best Who Costume went to Angie Eliason while Best Grinch Costume went to Phill Greer. Food was prepared and all brought food to share for a Grinch like Roast Beast Feast. Everyone got very creative with lots of green, Grinch like foods and treats! A couple of reindeer games were played and then we all watched the Jim Carrey version of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas.
The fun continued on Sunday, December 16, where we enjoyed more reindeer games during Sunday School. Who-bilation Celebration games included the Who-“ball”ation Frustration, Throw the Rings over Max’s Reindeer Antlers (played by Pastor Steve!), a rousing game of Grinch Trivia, and we ended with a Grinch’s “Heart Grew 3 Sizes” Gift Exchange, where everyone went home with a wonderful and thoughtful gift! Soon after the reindeer games were over, our worship service began with great praise music by Russ and Colleen Hancock. Wendy Greer summed up the Who-bilation Celebration with Christian Lessons from the Grinch. They included: The Importance of Giving, Stuff Isn’t Everything, and To Love Always! Phill Greer led us in worship with a Grinch inspired sermon called Feed Your Who. He encouraged us to feed the Who in us and exercise our heart muscles by loving and giving, and choosing our path in life between the narrow road of faith and the wide road of destruction. Phill reminded us to live as children of the light; embracing goodness, righteousness and truth.
It was a truly fun, uplifting, and worship filled weekend together, in which all of our hearts grew in size as we fed our inner Who!
WELCOME, CHRISTMAS, BRING YOUR CHEER, CHEER TO ALL WHOS FAR AND NEAR. CHRISTMAS DAY IS IN OUR GRASP, SO LONG AS WE HAVE HANDS TO CLASP.
CHRISTMAS DAY WILL ALWAYS BE, JUST AS LONG AS WE HAVE WE.
WELCOME CHRISTMAS WHILE WE STAND, HEART TO HEART, AND HAND TO HAND! AMEN!
Questions or comments about the Northwoods' Whobilation? Contact Pastor Steve Elder or Holiday Cheer-meister Wendy Greer.