Christmas preparation was exciting at church yesterday. An image sticks in my head, as we were setting up.. All of the staff and volunteers were mingling around the long table, each in their own little group conversing, eating treats, laughing, reminiscing.. It was one of those Christmas cheer feeling moments, before the madness of handing out food hampers, turkeys and hams began. People were not glum, as they usually were, upon entering the church; they were also happy and left even happier. I was also invited to a service on Christmas day, as well as a community dinner and being able to help out, as well as be helped, the choice to attend was easy to make, “Of course i’ll come!” I replied.