Here's how our gift exchange works: A white elephant gift exchange is a popular holiday party. It has many variations in both the name and the game play. White elephant parties have been known to result in intensely vicious and/or playful rivalries between players trying to get sought after gifts (definitely a St Thomas tradition). This game is sometimes called a Yankee Swap, Chinese Gift Exchange, Dirty Santa, Thieving Secret Santa, Parcel Pass, Pollyanna, or Christmas Swamp Thing. Participants draw numbers from a hat and take turns in the corresponding succession. The first person picks a gift, opens it, and shows it to the rest of the company. Then in turn, the participants choose to either unwrap a new gift or to "steal" a previously unwrapped gift. Since items can be stolen, the item in your possession is not actually yours until the game is over. The person whose gift was stolen now repeats their turn and either steals another person's gift (they cannot immediately steal back the gift that was just stolen) or unwraps a new gift. After a gift has been stolen three times it is considered "safe" and cannot be taken again. The #1 participant gets to make one last steal at the end of the exchange.
St. Thomas Caroling at Eastridge Friday, December 21st at 6:00pm
For those who would like to use a ceramic mug, thank you for being “Eco-Friendly” but please be mindful to wash your own cup after use.
ST. THOMAS’ ANNUAL ADULT CHRISTMAS PARTY
Come join our Family for Coffee, goodies and
Fellowship every Sunday after the service in the Fellowship Hall
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Join us as we bring smiles to those who are less fortunate than ourselves during this Christmas season! We will be leaving the church at 5:45 pm sharp to go over together. After caroling we will go to Pastor’s house to enjoy some hot chocolate and fellowship. Please RSVP to Gail in the office (305.232.1227) by Monday, December 17th.
** Gift should cost around $15 - $20
St. Thomas Lutheran Church
Saturday Night, December 15th, 2018 at 6:30 P.M.
Turkey and Pork will be the Main entree. Bring your favorite side dish to share. Please R.S.V.P by December 10th. A sign up sheet will be in the Fellowship Hall, or call Gail in the office at (305) 232-1227
Bring a gift for our famous Dirty Santa Gift Exchange after dinner!