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December 11th, 2008
City of Kyle Channel: KUMC to hold Christmas festival

From Kyle United Methodist Church

In the spirit of Christmas, the Kyle United Methodist Church (408 W Lockhart Street) invites all neighbors to its first ever Christmas Festival on Dec. 13.

The festival kicks off at 4 p.m. with refreshments like applesauce cake and wassail (a hot spiced punch). For Christmas shopping, there will be sale items such as baby blankets, fancy Christmas bows, Jars of Joy (decorated ingredient jars for tasty soups, brownies, cookies, and beverages), and other unique gift items and baked goods. There will also be a “New To You” re-gifting booth of brand-new items that will be sold for a heavenly song.

Children of all ages will have plenty to do, including a booth for face painting and games like “Frosty Toss,” “Pin The Nose of Rudolph,” and the “Christmas Card Toss.” Festival organizers also have been in contact with Saint Nicholas, who said he’d be there to say hello and listen to all of the children’s Christmas wishes.

The children of the KUMC will entertain the crowds with a performance of “The Nativity.” This will include a live Nativity and narration from scripture. The audience can sing along with the kids when they perform “Silent Night.” They will perform twice, at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

At 7 p.m., the church choir will perform in the sanctuary, led by Choir Director Jenny Sandoval. The title of the performance is “An Old Fashioned Christmas,” the story of a man wishing for the simpler times in which to celebrate Christmas, told through the diary of a young girl written in the late 1800s.

The KUMC Christmas Festival is free to attend. All the proceeds raised through the festival will go towards furnishing the children’s nursery or to children’s playground equipment for the New Life Center being built at KUMC. The entire community is invited. Additional information may be obtained by calling the church office (512-268-2331) or e-mailing (

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