Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Community Christmas

The local Uniting Church (UC) has committed itself to a Christmas Tree Festival. This has several purposes including: contributing to the joy of Christmas through a creative event; the UC playing a role in community outside normal church boundaries; and raising funds for our local Neighbourhood Centre.

In all there will be about 35-40 artistic and meaningfilled Christmas trees created by: schools; church groups; service clubs; community organisations such as the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre; and individuals.

Because Fiona's mum and dad are playing various roles in this venture and because proceeds will go to the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre Association of which I am president, Fiona and I have contributed to a couple of the trees; made our own tree; and Fiona has made peace pebbles for sale.

Trees were erected today - some snapped photos of tress erected while we were at the UC follow.

As you can see from the photo below the event is over 4 days.

It is so good that the Christmas period can bring out such generosity in folk; and also a willingness to contribute to the creative community joy of Christmas.


  1. barry, you and fiona have it exactly right--all that creative energy for community. wonderful.

  2. A wonderful, fun festival! You have some very beautiful trees there, I wish I could participate.

    Happy Holidays, Barry.

  3. such wonderful and varied trees! some meaningful, some festive ... but both perfect for the celebration of Christmas...

  4. A particularly nice Peace tree there with your leaves. Do they move around and tinkle with the airflow?

  5. lovely to see these trees
    the unique creative spirit of the artists....
    a beautiful way to celebrate.

  6. A delightful collection of trees, a wonderful and creative idea. Your tree is beautiful, Barry. All the best to you and Fiona in this Christmas time and in the coming year. Good health and creativity in abundance for you both.


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