The event, according to Patricia Wiig, the church’s director of children and family ministries, is quite straightforward. “We hope to provide a beautiful and quiet space for people to enjoy a few moments of peace and reflection, and also good cheer in the midst of this hectic season,” she says.
“Attendees will have the opportunity to write a wish or prayer for the season on a tag to be tied to an artificial tree, write or draw peace wishes on a chalk board or light a candle as a way to set an intention for the season or in remembrance or honor of a loved one,” she adds.”
In addition to the above, there will be carol singing from 4:30-5pm and 6-6:30pm by children and adults, with acoustic guitar accompaniment.
“Peace is needed in our communities and in the world,” Wiig says. “Even for those of us who experience relatively peaceful lives, we often go through this season in a whirlwind of shopping and holiday preparations, not always mindful of the meaning behind the holidays we celebrate.”