Churches spread cheer

Various churches in Calhoun County got together and sang Christmas songs at HEB, Trinity Shores, and Port Lavaca Nursery Home, Sunday December 22. (Jared Van Epps/Wave Photo)

Several Calhoun County Churches joined together Sunday, December 22, and sang carols at HEB and to the elderly at Trinity Shores and Port Lavaca Nursing Home.

The members of various churches sang classics from Silent Night, Feliz Navidad, to Jingle Bells and more, and Belinda Plazinich, the coordinator of the event and from Parkway Church, helped coordinate the event.

“I was minding my life business, and the idea just bonked me in the head a few weeks ago,” Plazinich said.

Plazinich added she prayed about doing the event, and she said God said “yep, we’re doing it”, so she scrambled and sent invitations and visited with some pastors.

This was the first year the churches joined together to sing Christmas carols, and even though it was “messy” at first, Plazinich said it worked, and she added they were blessed for that.

“It may seem simple or small, but seeing the one dear person smile and sing, or looking into the eye of and touching the hand of a lonely soul makes it all worthwhile,” Plazinich said.

Plazinich talked about being with the fellow churches, and she said it was about spending time together and sharing the love with people “individually” and making an impact as a group.

“We just love to share Jesus wherever we can, and his love and the Christmas season,” Plzinich said.

The group had a handful of high school and junior high students singing and leading the group, and Plazinich said having the youth presence there was “awesome”, and she is grateful for them to be singing at the event.

“They contributed so much. They brought their skills from the chorus and just from singing in the community,” Plazinich said. “Great input, so glad they were here.”

Plazinich added that everyone who took part in Sunday’s caroling did an amazing job.