Vincent First UMC joins community's Christmas Parade
Vincent First UMC joined in the fun of the community's annual Christmas Parade on December 2, 2014. It was the congregation's first time to participate in the parade. The church's float was decorated with some of the "Mitten Mission" gloves, coats, and socks collected for Glenn Addie Mission in Anniston.
"Sometimes churches can be viewed as stuffy," said Rev. Betsy King, pastor of Vincent First UMC. "The congregation wanted to show people in the community that being a disciple of Christ can be fun."
Trustee chair Chuck Cohron and Rev. King followed the float on her motorcycle while members of the church tossed 350 snack bags of candy, labeled with the church's name, to the people lining the street.
The parade is the second community event Vincent UMC participated in this year. In October, church members participated in "Trunk or Treat," handing out candy and flyers containing information about the church. "We feel that becoming more involved in events outside the walls of the church will help make disciples by overcoming the stereotypical image some have of a traditional church," said Rev. King.
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