A Season worth celebrating

By Aufa’i Areta Areta 26 December 2018, 12:00AM

Christmas is known around the world as a season of exchanging gifts, spending time with families and loved ones as well as throwing a few parties here and there. 

But the true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, a saviour to humanity. 

This was witnessed throughout the country on the night of Christmas eve and was witnessed by Samoa Observer. 

The Methodist Church of Vaitele fou, led by Rev. Lone and Lualima Urima, awaited the celebration of the birth of Christ through a Christmas programme put together by youth members. It was witnessed by many as they sung Christmas carols, performed Christmas skits as well as dances as a token of appreciation to mark the special day. 

For the night program, as is part of the Methodist customs, they went for their manuao — a Methodist tradition, where they walk from house to house in white clothes, singing Christmas carols and wishing a merry Christmas to families. 

The Moataa Congregational Christian church had their very own celebration conducted by the Sunday school, where the children made memorable performances, as they beared witness to a season that they would always look forward to. 

This was followed by a service of thanksgiving for yet another Christmas, which served as a reminder of God’s love upon his children. 

By Aufa’i Areta Areta 26 December 2018, 12:00AM

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