Every year Friends Church puts on a Christmas party for the community of Nerang and surrounding suburbs. There is always an awesome Christmas dinner, jumping castle, face painting, quizzes, prizes, competitions, giveaways, carols and more. And the best bit, everything is FREE!
It is a time where community can come together and have a whole lot of fun. And at a time where money can be limited, it is a real blessing for everyone. The event is highly sponsored by the business in Nerang and we thank them very much for making the event so awesome.
What some of our guests said about the Christmas Party in 2012
“What a place Friends Church is! There were so many lovely people there. The food was delicious! They gave away Christmas Hampers and gave lollies and cool gift bags to everyone. What generous people they were! The jumping castle was definitely a big exciting event for the little children. The jokes were really funny and the songs a lady sang were delightful! A very beautiful lady was doing very beautiful face paints. I have never seen anything quite like it. There was a ball pit to play in and a little place to play games in near the lounges. Dinner was scrumptious! I love eating desserts and they’re coming out NOW! Yum Yum!”
Miah – Aged 11.
“A lovely and blessed evening was shared by all, thanks to the wonderful people from Friends Church. There was food and gifts for all and the children were treated to face painting, candy floss and playing on the bouncing castle. The evening was hosted by Nathan and Marissa who kept everyone entertained with Marissa showcasing her amazing singing voice and Nathan sharing some cheesy Christmas jokes that reminded him of his childhood. It was a great all-round evening for families who all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it involved everything that signifies the Christmas Spirit. Can’t wait till next year!”
“After a lot of prayer and speaking to the rain to ‘stay away’, the coast turned on a ripper of a summer night for what turned out to be a wonderful night of fun, food, families and friends coming together to celebrate Christmas in the spirit of community and, of course, the spirit of giving. The night flowed on with games, jokes (seriously funny) and hamper draws with fantastic donated gifts. Those who attended enjoyed the beautiful hospitality of the Friends Church family and the amazing banquet of food offered and served with a smile. While we ate and enjoyed meeting new people, the sound of children’s laughter coupled with a fantastic mix of Christmas music filled the air. This year’s party can only be classed as a complete success – and soooo appreciated by us (the community). Thank you, Friends Church. I’m so glad I received the pamphlet in my mailbox. Thank you for sharing the joy and spirit of Christmas.”
Cheerfully funny jokes
Really filling food
Castle for jumping
Heaps of food
“On a beautiful summer evening at the Friends Church Christmas Party we were privileged to enjoy good music, beautiful singing and a lovely meal. The highlight of the evening was spending it with some very nice people full of Christmas spirit.”
“As I was doing my shopping this afternoon, a friend from school told me of your Christmas do tonight. Seeing as I had not even thought of dinner, I decided to bring my children. I have had the most relaxing night of the last few months, the best feed that I haven’t had to cook and my kids have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Thank you for the peaceful atmosphere.”
“A very helpful and generous Church with a warm, nice welcome. Main healthy meal mixed with kind friendship and good communication. Very good host, leading with happiness and joy. Very beautiful gifts given out to people. We enjoyed the entertainment and singing.”
“Tonight is an awesome family oriented night. I spoke to a lady and she is here tonight with her family. She is having Christmas with her family after having a hard year last year with her partner passing away. Sharing her Christmas with Friends Church is something she needed. They showed her a fun night with a lot of laughter, good humour and food. She is loving her time in Oz so far.”
“The Friends Church Christmas Party is a wonderful night of entertainment, wonderful food and fantastic prizes. Join in and have fun in the big ‘Friends Family’.”
“Friends Church held their annual Christmas Party tonight. There were a lot of friendly and happy people there. There was food for everyone. Children enjoyed playing on the jumping castle and eating candy floss. Throughout the night, there were great prizes for everyone to win and beautiful singing with some jokes thrown in between. The atmosphere created a beautiful night for everyone to enjoy.
Friends Church do more than what they think. I spoke to a lady and she has come from NZ to spend time with her family and her son. She was saying she has had a hard year with her husband passing last year and she has been in Australia a few days. Coming along to the Friends Christmas Party tonight has given her hope that there are still beautiful people in the world. It was very refreshing to hear. Hope everyone has a beautiful Christmas.”