December 21, 2008

Festival of Lights 2008

Just the parents went to the Festival of Lights at First Baptist Church of LA.

The evening began with a candlelight dinner and Christmas carols.

We then went into the sanctuary for the service. At one point in the service all the lights are turned off in the sanctuary and just this one candle shines.

Pastor Rhoden read the Christmas story and the choir sang.

The rest of the candles were lit and then the Christmas story was shared through tableaus.

The wisemen and the shepherds.

Then we drove over to the downtown area and looked at the brand new LA Live (supposed to be a west coast version of Times Square, but I don't think it will ever be as busy as Times Square).

A different kind of festival of lights.