The Advent Fest was a joyful event and a great opportunity for folks to slow down and enjoy a cup of cocoa and a cookie while listening to one of our own youth, Tripp Tiner and his a capella choir ensemble from Byron Nelson high school perform, under the direction of assistant choir director, Ms. Katherine Engle. This singing group amazed St. Martin’s people with their beautiful Christmas music.
Our children’s choir got everyone in a festive mood with a sing-a-long featuring Jingle Bells and other familiar tunes. To close out this event, our own choir director, Christi Hardy and Marianna Folger offered cheerful duets on the piano with lots of energy!
This yearly event offers a spotlight on the Advent season. Folks chatted and lingered, with lots of smiles. Advent Fest aims to offer a bit of respite during the busy holidays, if only for a moment. As a parting gift, everyone received an “Advent in a box” with a short, weekly meditation and candles to help us focus on the hope, joy, love and peace of this blessed season.
See all the photos in this Advent Fest Flickr photo album.