Koondrook-Barham Baptist Church’s Carols By Candlelight

31st December 2019

On Christmas Eve 2019 the Koondrook-Barham Baptist Church joined with the local Anglican, Catholic and Uniting Churches to present Carols by Candlelight at Riverside Park, Barham.

Choir preparing to sing

On the night the Lions Club had a community festival which we joined and when the festival ended we began the carol singing. We give thanks to God for the blessing of a balmy night which encouraged all ages to stay for the event. The young children participated by making decorations for the Christmas tree.

Making decorations for the Christmas tree

They were given a Christmas book supplied by the Bible Society. We handed out carol books and safe flame candles thanks to the generous donation by the BUV. The Combined Churches choir encouraged everyone to sing along.

Bernard Blumel, pastor of the Baptist Church welcomed everyone. Scripture readings and prayers were presented by the Anglican and Uniting Churches and a message of hope was delivered by Father Stan from the Catholic Church. At the end of the night the Lions Club conveyed their thanks to the Churches for the great community event and invited us to join them Christmas Eve 2020.

CHristmas tree decorated by children

Written by:
Bernard Blumel
Minister of Koondrook-Barham Baptist Church