Play and work
My family church had its yearly Christmas celebration today and they decided to have it simple as a family gathering, not so evangelistic and to bring the message of Christmas to the "once-a-year-Christians". The service was packed with presentations from all groups in the church, young and old, with a Christmas message from the pastor. His message was good. He spoke about the three groups of people during that first Christmas - those in opposition, King Herod; those in ignorance, the innkeepers; and those in worship, the shepherds and the wisemen: which are you? It was good but I felt the message was drowned within the noise of almost 500-600 people. Usually church services are quiet and people are attentive but somehow or rather such Christmas services are as noisy as a market place.
My neighbourhood church on the other hand held a evangelistic programme for some migrant workers. I heard it went well and the good news of the Lord was ministered. Wish I had been there to witness and to be a part of. I find it more real than fan dance and mimes.