Remembering the 2018 Christmas Banquet
On Saturday, December 15th 2018, we hosted our annual family-style Starlight Christmas banquet at our offices in the South End. We have been hosting a Christmas banquet for most of Starlight’s 28 years of ministry; about 70 guests attended. Starlight’s director and a DJ set the tone for this family style party. The place was rocking with traditional carols, a participatory 12 Days of Christmas, and a rousing song wishing everyone a Merry Christmas that had nearly everyone dancing. Then we gave each guest a waterproof backpack (generously donated by Education First in Cambridge) filled with much-needed hats, gloves, socks and a holiday greeting. As they left, many guests thanked us for hosting another memorable Starlight Christmas banquet.
At the event, we had 40 volunteers from 4 churches partnering with the banquet.Some went shopping beforehand, others helped prepare and serve the meal, and others helped assemble the backpacks.But about half were deployed to sit with the guests and socialize.
To everyone who came out to support the Walkathon including donors, walkers, and volunteers. We had a great time and everyone completed the walk!
Since 1990, Starlight Ministries has equipped individuals to build life-changing relationships with people affected by homelessness. Starlight trains individuals and groups in classroom settings as well as hands-on ministry venues. These opportunities provide the Church and those struggling with homelessness with effective tools for building communities where all can experience personal transformation through Jesus Christ.
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