The Carols @ Convention community event for 2019 was a great success which saw 550 people from the local community coming together to celebrate the Christmas season.
The event was hosted by Belgrave South Baptist Church and Hope in the Hills Community Church at Belgrave Heights Convention Centre on Saturday December 14th on a perfect summer’s night. With a family fun time in the late afternoon there were jumping castles, animal petting zoo, face painting, fairy floss, a bbq put on by the local CFA and other ‘fun’ things were put on for people of all ages. This was followed by an evening of carols singing which included musical items by local schools (incredibly talented!!!), drama and a brief talk on the hope that is found in the Christmas story.
One of the many highlights was when the SES and local CFA workers were welcomed onto the stage and thanked for their work in the community. Not only were they moved but also ‘blown away’ by the financial gift that was given to them in support of their work.
You could not help but be encouraged on the night to see such a large gathering of community people who were having a great time, seeing the local churches working together and also being able to share the Christmas story in a welcoming way.
We were fortunate to have the support of the BUV and are so grateful it was given in such a generous way through the community engagement grant. On behalf of all those involved in the planning and running of the event I want to extend my sincere thanks to the BUV for its support of our community event.
Belgrave South Baptist Lead Pastor