It’s The Holiday Season

Happy Monday, all!

We are officially in the last month of 2022!

Isn’t that crazy?!

Deck the halls, merry merry, and all that good stuff.

I’m struggling trying to stay awake as I write these words for you this week, so let’s get down to business.

Grab your egg nogg, peppermint mocha, and sugar cookies!

This holiday season, there are three things I encourage you to experience and try.

Holiday Experience #1:
-Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer at The Ephrata Performing Arts Center

This family-friendy production of the classic movie that we all grew up watching is super cute and sure to get you in the holiday spirit. You’ll see all your favorite Christmas characters and the adorable, talented young performers will win your heart with their cuteness. Shows run through December 18th with the following schedule:

December 9th: 7:30pm
December 10th: 2pm and 7:30pm
December 16th: 7:30pm
December 17th: 2pm and 7:30pm
December 18th: 2pm and 7:30pm

Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 717-733-7966 or online at!

And Jamie and I are ready to serve you a tipsy spritzer too at the bar! We would love to see you and help you with experiencing some holiday cheers!

Holiday Experience #2:
-Shop small this season!

This is something that I’m trying really hard to be intentional about this year. I have purchased 90% of my gifts from small businesses either online or around the community. Here are a few of my favorites:

-Divine Consign in Manheim (

-The Artisan Mill in Lititz (

-The Lion’s Den Candle Company (

-Aaron’s Books: (

-Hope Noted (

Holiday Experience #3:
-Christmas Eve worship at St. Paul, Penryn

I know that church is not everyone’s thing; however, I would encourage everyone to check out the faith community I call home. We are a welcoming community that is accepting to all, so come as you are. Our Christmas Eve service is known for its classic tradition and music. It will be complete with all your favorite hymns, candlelight, scripture readings of the Christmas story, an inspiring sermon from Pastor Angie, and Communion. This year, we will have special guest musicians Karey Getz, Matt Mangus, and Jordan Groh sharing their talents! The musical prelude starts at 6:30pm followed by the service at 7pm. Details are below, but if you want to check us out before Christmas Eve, visit our website at!

Well, folks.

Time to deck the halls and all that jazz.

That’s all I’ve got for you this week.

I sincerely hope you enjoy one, two, or all three of these holiday season suggestions for 2022.

Sprinkle sunshine always,