Winter is a joyous time full of gatherings with friends, loved ones, and the community while celebrating many different holidays. At Westminster Community Life Center, winter is definitely a wondrous season.
The Winter season began with their 13th Annual Live Nativity on December 9th. The two-hour program held inside and outside the church featured live animals for feeding and petting, hot chocolate, snacks, musical performances by Trenton’s Sprout University School of the Arts, and even an appearance from Santa himself.
Santa would make another appearance 10 days later, on December 19th at their Get SET program’s annual Christmas party. The event featured activities, candy, and presents generously donated by individuals and groups including the Mercer County Clerk’s Office.
The joys of the Winter season carries into 2019 with an annual Three Kings Day celebration honoring diverse holiday traditions of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and el Día de los Reyes. The event featured the Sprout U School of the Arts sharing a powerful Gospel message via a skit, 100 youth receiving gifts handed out by members of the Trenton Police and Fire Departments, and books distributed by former Trenton public schools teacher and author Lisa Willever.
To learn more about Westminster Presbyterian Life Center, visit them online at www.wpctrenton.org.
Sprout U is a regionally renown performing arts institution serving Trenton’s youth. They describe their mission in the following way: “Sprout U School of the Arts engages children from infancy to grade 9 in joyful, meaningful and creative learning through an adventurous, experiential curriculum. Our diverse community works collaboratively cultivating excellence in academics, character, and performing arts as we prepare our students for life-long learning. We are part of a larger community of educators, dedicated to creating new and vital visions of learning.” To learn more visit them online at https://www.sproutuschoolofthearts.org/.