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Moore community gathers for Gingerbread Night

‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through Moore, First, families were gathered to build gingerbread houses, with candy galore!

The winning house of the gingerbread house overall competition

The winning house of the gingerbread house overall competition

Gingerbread Night at Moore, First is a night that the community enjoys year after year, where families and friends gather for a gingerbread house-building competition.

More than 800 attended the heavily-anticipated event in its third year.

“We do Gingerbread Night to connect with our community and provide a time for our families to get together with their kids and other families to do something fun and exciting that can sometimes be messy,” said Walter Bradley, children’s minster at Moore, First.

The church provided essentials to building a gingerbread home, graham crackers and icing, and families or teams brought their own edible decorations, no pre-made gingerbread house kits allowed.

After the competition was over, the Christmas story was told by memebers of the church from the youth group to choir.

“Through Gingerbread Night we make connections with people that may not come to our church, and we visit with them through inviting them to sit with us, as church members we leave spots open for other people to sit in so we can visit with them and get to know them personally,” said Bradley. 

The three judging categories that winners were named in include: Most original design, most candy, best overall, and new this year, the extreme competition winner.

For more fun pictures from Gingerbread night, visit the hashtag
#firstmooregingerbread on all social media.

Emily Howsden

Author: Emily Howsden

Emily Howsden is a staff writer for the Baptist Messenger.

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