By Cindy Galdal-Ruperto, Oasis Singles Ministry
Ever feel like you’re the only single person left during the holidays? Well, you won’t be at this event! Welcome to “Christmas in Singles Town!” We’re gathering Christian singles of all ages, from all walks of life and from all denominations throughout the tri-state area to celebrate Christmas in October. You’ll prepare your heart for the coming season (which starts earlier every year), and make new friends to enjoy it with. We’ll even have a Christmas gift station—so come prepared to shop! This very special event is Saturday, October 19 at 6 p.m. It’s all happening at the The Lefferts Park Church at 7524-14th Avenue in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn. We have been ministering God’s love to singles since 1997! I met my husband at the first volunteer meeting.
What an evening we have planned! Be sure to wear your most festive Christmas sweater to be in our “Ugly Christmas Sweater” contest. There will be fun prizes and giveaways. Please come dressed for a Christmas party, because that’s what this will be!
A catered meal and fellowship will start the festivities off at 6 p.m. sharp. Dinner ends at 6:50 pm. The delicious menu consists of two choices: Rigatoni with meat sauce, salad and bread or Baked Ziti, salad and bread. A cozy Christmas café atmosphere with low lighting makes it the perfect place for making new friends.
The program, which begins at 7 p.m., will be a joyous Christmas celebration. Of course that will include singing the all-time favorite Christmas carols. I will share a practical and poignant message entitled “The Single Person’s Guide to Christmas.” We’ll close with a traditional Candlelight Service featuring “Silent Night.” It’ll feel just like Christmas Eve!
After the program a scrumptious dessert assortment and fellowship will be enjoyed. OASIS is a very friendly place! You will have the chance to meet each and every person. Come by yourself or with friends. Our greeters will make you feel right at home from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. Church singles groups are welcome. If you are tired of the singles scene and looking for something fun, yet meaningful, this is the place for you! Admission is $15 at the door. Tickets cannot be reserved ahead of time. We suggest that you arrive by 5:45 pm. The event ends at 10 p.m. Take the D train to 79th Street and New Utrecht Avenue. For directions please visit CompleteinChrist.com. Volunteer opportunities are available as a greeter, food server or as part of the clean-up crew. To volunteer, please arrive at 4pm for this event.
OASIS hosts three large events a year with monthly Single Bible Studies in-between. Our 23rd Annual Singles Valentine’s Celebration is Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 6 p.m. The Topic is “The Power of Unanswered Prayer.” Save the date!
If you have any questions please e-mail me: Cindy@CompleteinChrist.com or call 718-836-0029. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no human mind has conceived — the things God has prepared for those who love Him” 1 Cor. 2:9.