Christmas Fellowship "Christ Our Hope" - 17th December, 2017

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A Christmas fellowship and party with the theme “Christ Our Hope” for the less fortunate and poor children in Seremban and the surrounding areas was held on the 17th December, 2017 in the Church of the Visitation, Seremban. The parish event on the third Sunday of Advent was also attended by members of the MCCBCHST, Moslem friends, the Migrants and the Orang Asal.

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In his welcoming note, Parish Priest Rev Fr. George Harrison said Christmas is a time of joy and rejoicing and he thanked all who came and joined in the celebration. He also thanked the joint organizers of the event, PIHDM, the 170th Anniversary team and PMEIA. He then invited Assistant Parish Priest, Rev Fr. Andrew Kooi up to the mini stage and said a short opening prayer before officiating the event.

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 Daryll Darshan was the emcee for the day. Various community of the parish performed by singing Christmas carols in their respective languages. They were from the Indonesia, Myanmar and Pakistani community. The Visitation Senior Parishioners Fellowship (VSPF) and joined by members of the MCCBCHST sang Christmas carols too. The Orang Asal from Kampung Sebir not to be left out had children singing Christmas carols in BM. A group of children called themselves Little Flowers from the Refugee Learning centre also performed an action song on stage that had Fr. George joining them.

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Varieties of finger foods and an early dinner were served to all by volunteers and BEC members of the parish. To complete the dinner, ice cream cups were given out to children. To add cheers to the children, a clown, Mickey mouse and Bugs bunny mascot were invited to entertain them. Four (4) Santa Claus and a Santarina went around handing out sweets. Games stations were also put up for the children. Among the game stations were Fish in the cup, Flour puff, Pin the tail on the donkey, ping pong ball in the egg tray and walk the line.

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The members of the MCCBCHST were given a Christmas card and bauble, where they were asked to penned down Christmas messages on it. They then placed them on the Christmas tree before going to the stage for a group photo.

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The moment that the children have been waiting for had finally arrived. Four (4) distribution stations for Christmas presents were set up. Each Santa Claus were assigned to one station and distributed the presents. The distribution of the presents marked the end of the event and everyone especially the children went home happy. 

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Photos by The Church of the Visitation Social Communication team.