Christmas Celebration Dinner at RCEFC, Richmond


I was invited to the Christmas Celebration Dinner at the Richmond Chinese Evangelical Free Church on No. 5 Road on 13th Dec.

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This year, 160 people attended the Christmas Celebration Dinner.

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The dinner started with the recognition of immigrants to this great country. For this dinner, there are people who has been here for as short as 6 months to people who has been here for 50 years.

A special gift was also granted to a participant whose birthday falls on 25th December.

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The program of the night started with performance of the choir. Angelica voices filled the hall.

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Dinner is served. This year, the dinner was catered by a restaurant.

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We started with a cream soup and dinner roll.

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The main was spaghetti with turkey and ham and steamed vegetables.

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The next program was an entertaining sketch which brought a lot of laughter.

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Cookies were served while we enjoyed the rest of the programs.

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Lucky draw was the most anticipated part of the night. There were 130 plus presents to be drawn with 3 rounds of drawing in between programs in the night. Almost everyone will get a gift. But the greatest gift of the night is the gift of Christ to the world on Christmas day.

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Ken was the game co-coordinator who brought some exciting moments to the participants.

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Then, songs of hymn filled the air by two young performers who grew up in the church.

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The audience were so inspired by the spirit of Christmas from the hymns that some formed a circle around the hall and danced along the hymns.

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Then there was the performance of praise dance. Praise dance is choreography of dance and exercise in songs of praise based on Bible verses.

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Then more lucky draws. Everyone at my table got a gift. Landa, thank you for inviting me to the event.

If you want to see what praise dance is, click on the video below to watch it.

 

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