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Birthday Party for Jesus in Kings Heath Square

Birthday Party for Jesus in Kings Heath Square.Our event in Kings Heath Square on Sunday 23rd December was a taster of what God can do when we work together. 3 community groups, Riverside Money Advice and New Life Baptist Church came together to celebrate Jesus’ birth and to bless the residents and shoppers in Kings Heath. The sense of community was enhanced by chocolate donations from Sainsburys and their loan of trollies for collecting for Sparkhill Food Bank.

Birthday Party for Jesus in Kings Heath SquareA Colmore parent told of how she brought her children along because she wanted them to know something of the true meaning of Christmas. Riverside Money Advice distributed 900 leaflets promoting their service and are currently at capacity with new clients. The professionalism of the drama was appreciated and others were touched that the face-painting, craft activity, games, hot punch and birthday cake were a free gift from us to them. Security guards commented on a new vibrancy around the square. Community Carol singing and the fantastic children’s choir provided a focus and a chance to join in. Whether they attended or not, over 2000 primary children were pointed via fliers to the fact that Christmas is about Jesus and many received ‘Happy Birthday Jesus’ balloons and stickers on the day.

Now that we’ve been brave and stepped out to try new things, it’s a case of building on that experience, seeking God and throwing ourselves behind the plans He has to further His kingdom in Kings Heath in the coming months.