Cookie Swap with a twist

Today Burlington Presbyterian Church was blessed with two exciting events. First, we held our “cookie swap with a twist”. Families brought batches of Christmas cookies, which were then divided into gift bags to be given to the guests at The Dwelling Place. It was hard for the kids (and grownups) to keep away from the goodies, but we all thought about how much it would mean to the recipients as we packed them into festive bags.

Then, who should arrive but St. Nicholas? And no, I don’t mean a guy who drives a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer, I mean the third-century sainted Bishop Nicholas of Myra. The kids and grownups all enjoyed listening to the story of this early man of faith.

Here are some pictures of the cookie-packing and Bishoping! If you’re sad you couldn’t join us today, don’t miss out next week, December 19th, when we go on our annual caroling caravan – 2:30 from the church with a dinner to follow in Stoneham!

St. Nicholas addresses the children
St. Nicholas addresses the children

Cookie packaging goes on behind Nicholas
Cookie packaging goes on behind Nicholas

Some grownups prefer the kids' chairs
Some grownups prefer the kids' chairs

I'd accept a dowry of cookies, wouldn't you?
I'd accept a dowry of cookies, wouldn't you?

Yum

One more view of St. Nicholas
One more view of St. Nicholas

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