UPDATE: The carols are still going ahead tonight, however due to unpredictable weather, it will now be held in the Baskerville Sports Centre. Please bring a blanket, some chairs will be provided (no camp chairs permitted in the BSC). Food and drinks are still available as planned. Plenty of car parking in the Rosia Rd carpark.
Parklands Christian College is set to host ‘A Night of Hope: Carols on the Green’ concert next week, gathering the community for an extravagant Christmas celebration to kick off the festive season.
The event will commence at 5:30 next Friday the 5th of November outdoors on the College oval, featuring carol performances from the students, rides, food, and finishing with a fireworks display at 8:30pms.
Parklands College Outreach Coordinator and organiser of the event Amanda Young says everyone in the community is welcome to attend, with something to suit all ages.
“We have free rides for children, three jumping castles and a rock climbing wall, we’ll also have cold drinks and LED toys and glow sticks plus show bags for sale,” Mrs Young said.
“We’ve got a Domino’s pizza food truck, a sausage sizzle, and the Coffee Club from Browns Plains Village Square are coming to serve their great coffee.”
Students from all grades are set to take the stage, and Mrs Young is excited to announce that the Parklands Christian Church Choir will sing alongside them.
Mrs Young also says that this year’s concert will also support charitable causes in line with their schools culture for Outreach and the Christmas spirit of giving.
“We’ve also chosen a local NGO, an organisation called Bloom that we have supported for many years. Bloom provides vocational education to at-risk girls in Cambodia and we’ll be selling handmade Christmas cards that the girls in Cambodia have made,” Mrs Young said.
Mrs Young says the event aims to be true to its name and bring hope to our community through the Christmas spirit amidst difficult times caused by the pandemic.
“We just feel that over the past 2 years, many in our community have struggled with the stressed that the world seems to be under. We could all do with a little bit of extra hope in our lives and we believe that our hope is found in Jesus,” Mrs Young said.
“So, we are wanting to bring that spirit of peace and joy as we celebrate the birth of our hope; Jesus at Christmas time.”
Mrs Young says the concert is also a chance to connect with loved ones and the community.
“It’s quite early to be celebrating Christmas and it’s hard to get into the Christmas feeling when there’s so much chaos happening in our world right now but we really hope that families can come together and take a moment to be still and remember the reason for this season that we’re heading into,” Mrs Young said.
“To just take some time out of our busy lives to be with family and friends, and really that’s what Christmas is for most people isn’t it, it’s an opportunity to spend some quality time with those we love.”