Pictured are Tammy Hand, Wendy Keener, Darryl Keener, Patty Richardson, Julie Hawley, Patti Watson, Kathy Baird.

GASBURG — The Pleasant Hill Christian Church located at 175 Ankum Road in Gasburg cordially invites you to celebrate God’s greatest gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, with “A Festival of Christmas Music” on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m.

The Christmas Celebration will feature songs for everyone. From Silent Night to Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, this concert is sure to usher you into the Christmas season.

The festive evening of Christmas music will be presented by Patti Watson, Kathy Baird, Wendy Keener, Darryl Keener, Patty Richardson, Tammy Hand, Julie Baird-Hawley, and the Pleasant Hill Christian Church Youth and Adult choirs. 

The concert will benefit children and families of domestic violence in Brunswick, Sussex and Greensville Counties.

Watson is a member of Philadelphia United Methodist Church while Kathy Baird, Richardson, Wendy Keener, Darryl Keener, Hawley and Hand are members of Pleasant Hill Christian Church. Together they will present medleys of familiar Christmas carols as well as songs of the season. Following the concert, you are also invited to a reception that will be held in the PHCC Family Life Center.

There is no admission fee or ticket required for the concert, however, a special love offering will be collected during the program for the Family Violence Sexual Assault Unit which is a non-profit organization that is specially designed to help victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault.  The unit has been serving the citizens for over 31 years. FVSAU offers a range of services for both adults and children whom are victims of domestic violence and sexual violence in the Emporia/Greensville, Brunswick and Sussex area. Services provided includes 24-hour confidential support hotline, legal referrals, assistance with protection orders, access to shelter 24 hours per day to victims of domestic violence who are in imminent danger, ongoing support and information, court accompaniment, transportation, education, medical advocacy and referrals.

 To learn more about the center call the Emporia location at (434) 348-0100 or the Brunswick location at (434) 848-2142. Helping people who are hurting and in need this Christmas season is what this event is all about. For more information regarding the concert please call the church office at (434) 577-2463.