Lusty got the idea for Jingle Jam while attending a children’s ministry conference in Georgia. This is the first year for the event.
“It’s something we are hoping to build on in the future. We are just getting the basics this year and see how it goes. We hope it’s something that people look forward to every Christmas. Something that their family’s tradition that they come and do an activity together and everyone walks away with a smile on their face. And they didn’t have to plan it,” Lusty said.
Alameda’s congregation, Lusty said, has been very supportive of the idea of Jingle Jam.
“They are excited about it, and excited that we can reach out because we don’t want to just keep our walls up; that’s not the point of it,” Lusty said.
Working with the thought that December can be a hard time for families, Lusty is hoping that Jingle Jam will be a time for families to relax and enjoy the season.
“I’m hoping that people walk away with a sense of we did this together, this was a fun event. I just hope for that moment, that they had time together to not worry about Christmas presents or the food. I’m hoping to give them a night of non-stress and fun,” Lusty said.
For more information on Jingle Jam, visit alamedacofc.org. Alameda Church of Christ is at 801 E. Alameda St.
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