Frequently Asked Questions
Where is this again? We'll be in the cafeteria of Oak Ridge Elementary School, located on the side of the building as you pull up on Shelfer Road. We'll have plenty of signs to guide you to the right spot!
Do I need a ticket? Nope! This event is free and open to the public. We'd love to have you come, join us, and bring some friends along with you!
Okay, but this is a church. Is there an offering? Yes, but not for us. 100% of your giving on Christmas Eve will go to the Kearney Center, a non-profit in our city that helps those experiencing homelessness with lodging, resources, training, and opportunities to get back on their feet again. Don't worry; if for whatever reason you can't give, there's no pressure to participate. We'll actually have a simple, no money required way for you to still make a difference. (You'll have to come to find out!)
Is there childcare available? We will not have any childcare, but your kids are welcome in the gathering with you. We've worked hard to design an experience that should be fun for little kids (and little attention spans). If for whatever reason you need a moment in the middle of our time together to attend to your kids, we have an area prepared for you to be able to do that.
Are there snacks? You bet. We'll have some lovely homemade Christmas treats, as well as some coffee, tea, and cocoa. Your only challenge will be saving room for Christmas dinner.
Do I have to wear a suit or something? What about that ugly Christmas sweater my grandma gave me? Wear whatever you want, but jeans and a T-shirt is fine. (And if it helps to wear the sweater so you can snag a photo of you in it for Grandma, that's fine by us.)