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December 2013 News

Extending the hand of friendship

  • Written by  Jackie Bishop
L-R : Amina, Stephanie and Pam enjoy the Sisters event Photo: Jackie Bishop

What is the significance of Christmas trees, wreaths, Christmas colours and other decorations? Why do some Christians find Advent a personal preparation for the Christmas celebration? What about children hanging up stockings, decorated baubles and nativity scenes?

These were some of the things Sisters thought about at their breakup party on Saturday 16th November.

They enjoyed an impromptu nativity play, singing Christmas carols, eating delicious traditional festive food, decorating their own personal bauble and receiving gifts.

Women from several countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and also PNG enjoyed an afternoon of friendship and fun to round off 2013.

Sisters is a Christian friendship group, where ladies from a migrant or refugee background can meet with other Toowoomba ladies in a relaxed social setting.

There is the opportunity to establish friendships, practise conversational English, learn about each other’s cultures, hear the Word and have fun.

Ladies from all nationalities and faiths are welcome to share an afternoon of enjoyment every 3rd Saturday of the month at Thommy’s Cafe, 10 Thomas Street.

The first meeting in 2014 will be at 2pm on February 15th (no children please). For more information please ring Marie Louise Kayakez on 0403 202 493.

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