In November of 2020, St. Peter initiated plans to enter a float in the town of Dahlonega’s annual Christmas Parade. (In 2019 there were no Christian floats.) We thought this might be a way to reach out to people with the good news of Jesus’ birth. Our members planned and built the float entitled “Follow Us To Bethlehem.” Sheep with children dressed as shepherds rode on it leading the way to the manger with Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. Members also walked alongside greeting the community and wishing everyone a “Merry Christmas!”
St. Peter won first place. This pandemic has devastated collective gatherings for worship and fellowship – and the success of our float has lifted the spirits of both our members and the community at large.