Six-Fourteen Church is inaugurating a community Christmas event that touches on the sacred and the secular traditions of Christmas.
“A Six-Fourteen Christmas” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the church at 1382 Broadway Ave., Masury.
The event is open to all families in the Brookfield-Masury area and will include a visit from Santa Claus, a meal, live reindeer and an “enchanted village,” where kids will enter theme rooms to learn about how the candy cane became associated with Christmas and the true meaning of Christmas, and bake gingerbread cookies.
Church Outreach Director Nicole Jervis said she envisions “A Six-Fourteen Christmas” as an “all-inclusive Christmas experience.”
“We want it to be the kind of event where families can come and enjoy the Christmas season,” she said.
The event is free, which has been a priority for the church, Jervis said. In the two years that the church has been in Masury, it has become close to the neighborhood families through a food pantry and other activities, and doesn’t want someone to miss out on an activity because of cost, she said.
“We want to embrace the community,” she said.
“My goal is to create an experience for the families that the kids can do year and after year and look forward to,” Jervis said. “We’ll see what the feedback is and try to build on it for the next year.”