FESTIVE FUN: Emma Harris ready to help spread the Christmas cheer.
FESTIVE FUN: Emma Harris ready to help spread the Christmas cheer. Warren Lynam

Kawana Church brings Christmas cheer

RUDOLPH the Red Nosed Reindeer, Jingle Bells and many other Christmas favourites will be heard throughout the streets of Kawana next week when Kawana Uniting Church officially kicks off the festive season.

Their 2016 Christmas program is set to be bigger then ever before as they grow a new partnership with the Kawana Neighbourhood Watch.

This year's events include an official turning on of their Christmas tree with a youth gathering and family sausage sizzle, a community Christmas dinner and street carolling.

Diann Canon of the church said the events are part of their outreach in the community program.

"Children of the community are invited to come along and help set up the community giving tree,” she said.

"Anyone can come along and donate a gift.

"The kids will also be making the Christmas gift tags and envelopes for the donated gifts.”

Ms Canon said that it's nice for the kids to be able to get involved and understand the true meaning of Christmas.

"It's really about giving back to the community,” she said.

"We're also going to be decorating Christmas cookies.

"Then we will be having a sausage sizzle that evening and we'll be turning on the Christmas tree.”

Ms Canon said that the church's Christmas lights are very well known in

the community so this

year they thought they would celebrate turning them on.

The Christmas giving trees will be in operation from December 3 after the official turning on of the Christmas tree lights and the family sausage sizzle.

"We'll distribute the presents to those in need at the community dinner and if there's leftovers we'll give them to the Salvation Army,” she said.

To find out more information about the activities, or to find out how to get involved, visit: kawanawatersuc.com.au or call 07 5493 8739.

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