In Russia the communists largely replaced Christmas as a celebration with New Year.
So Christmas is not the commercialized affair it has become in many countries.
Advent is something few outside of the church have any understanding of.
We decided to organize some Advent events aimed at helping kids (and their parents) understand the Christmas story whilst having fun.
There were lots of activities
Face painting was particularly popular
Then it was story time...
Time to make an angel to take home
After all that work - snack time!