Farm animals in a stable in the city??? What other church does that? Old First is known far and wide as the church that has animals at Christmas, and reinforcing the true message of Christmas is an important ministry for us. But, like all ministries, many hands are needed to make it work. We need your help again this year, to feed and care for the animals in the creche. To sign up for a shift or two… or many, click here.
As you may know, we will only have our animals for 10 days this December, from the 17th to the 27th. It has been more difficult to find farms who will lend us their animals for extended periods, and costs have gone up. We are grateful to Party Animalz, in York County, Pa. for sharing their sheep, goats, donkey and cow with us this year.
Training for volunteers will be Saturday the 17th at 4 pm. All volunteers must attend training. If you are not able to attend on the 17th, call the office and we will work with your availability.
If you can’t help with feeding and cleaning, maybe you could help building the creche on Saturday, Nov. 26, around 8:30 am. All are welcome.