Old Fashioned Christmas

Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration

For those looking for a unique fun-filled Christmas family activity, Old Fashioned Christmas is returning November 27, 6:00 – 8:00PM. Yes, Santa will be there. And the Live Nativity and Sleigh Rides are all set…and, of course, the Big Tree Lighting. The popular reading of the Christmas story from the Bible at the historic Oakwood Chapel is planned. New this year is a visit from Rudolph, the reindeer…who will be available for petting. The event will be held outdoors on the grounds of Oakwood Resort, with activities starting with music near the Oakwood Inn. At 6:15 we will light the Christmas tree and sing carols around the lighted tree. Then you and your family may stroll up the lighted path to see Santa and Mrs. Claus. Take pictures with the kids! Listen to an elf read the Night Before Christmas. Stop along the path to listen to two different barbershop quartets sing carols. Get warmed up with some hot chocolate and munch on a cookie. Watch out for the Grinch! Other characters will be roaming the grounds and available for pictures too. Stroll up to the historic Oakwood chapel to hear the Christmas story read. Stop to see the live nativity on your way to the chapel. And you’ll want to relax and enjoy a horse drawn sleigh ride around the park. These are just some of the many fun activities at the Old Fashioned Christmas celebration. Hope for a bit of snow, but if severe weather occurs, check the Chautauqua-Wawasee Facebook site www.facebook.com/ChautauquaWawasee for information and updates.

When: November 27, 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

Where: Oakwood Resort Inn (outdoor event…dress for the weather)

Syracuse, Indiana

Who: Free to the Public.

For more details:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChautauquaWawasee

Website: www.CHQW.org

Email questions to: debbie@CHQW.org

Cliff Kindy

Chautauqua-Wawasee is hosting an evening with author and peace-seeker Cliff Kindy, an Indiana organic farmer. His book Resurrection Peacemaking recounts his thirty years working with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), facing violent, unjust regimes in Iraq, Colombia, Israel/Palestine, Nigeria, Mexico and other trouble spots around the world. Cliff and other CPT volunteers have repeatedly put their lives on the line as they chose to accompany targeted and beleaguered indigenous people who were striving to end violent occupation and warfare in their own lands. This striving is not only for far-away peoples. It is for us.

Cliff says, “Why will people be willing to risk their lives to confront violence or injustice? For me, that willingness is grounded in the gospel story of Jesus’ resurrection. For others, it will be based in love and goodness. Nonviolence for me is powered by the spirit of resurrection on Easter; it topples empires. But it also exposes the practitioner to transformation; all parties are transformed, or better, ‘plowshared’. Are we willing to nurture our imaginations and take the risks required to replace violence with nonviolence? If so, how would this change America, in terms of policing, politics, wars, family disputes, mass killings, and criminal justice?”

In this workshop, Cliff will…

1. Share some direct encounters that CPTers have had with violence and injustice;

2. Explain why nonviolent tools are better than violent methods, by any measure, including effectiveness, cost, availability and consequences.

What: Presentation, discussion, and workshop

Where: Syracuse, Indiana, Oakwood Resort, Event Center

When: October 6, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Free to attend. Registration requested, but not required…helps us plan room size.

To register go to www.CHQW.org or call Debbie at 574-377-7543 or go to Facebook.com/ChautauquaWawasee

Or, you may register at Eventbrite BY CLICKING THIS LINK.