The Couples for Christ (CFC) Bermuda Community held an entertaining Christmas Party at the St. Theresa Cathedral Hall on December 5, 2010. The event which was open to all friends and relatives was centered on the theme taken from Isaiah 9:6 "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
The sumptuous dinner was shortly interrupted by a surprise visit of Santa Claus, portrayed by Brother Warren Smith, who immediately called out the children for their early Christmas gifts. Picture taking with Santa followed. Father Joseph Palubeski, CFC Bermuda Spiritual Director, also delivered a brief Chrismas message and wished everybody a blissful Holidays and New Year.
Hosted by the energetic young couple Martin and Laila Burke, CFC and its Family Ministries showcased their talents to entertain their guests and friends. Presentations included Kids for Christ "Wheels on the Bus" song, song numbers from the CFC Music Ministry, a reperformance of "Don't Stop Believing" by the Crossroads Band and The Bliss Dancers, and the CFC and Family Ministries' presentations which was turned into a friendly competition - reality show where judges are allowed to comment to the performers after each presentation.
With the Singles for Christ (SFC) Men and Women jointly performing this year, their unique and very entertaining variety presentation that contained acting, dancing and singing, achieved the most audience impact and was one point shy of beating the Couples who were the eventual first place winner of the friendly competition. Directed by Weng Gundran, the Couples played a historic portrayal of Christ's significance with a blend of acting and singing. Although the Handmaids of the Lord were third, they did not disappoint the crowd who were truly entertained with their dance moves and breathtaking "frosty-the snowman" costume.
CFC also awarded outstanding members of the community with the following:
Sweetest and Loving Couple of the Year - Alvin and Mary Reposo
Most Fabulous Woman of the Year - Concon Sardovia
Most Beautiful for the Lord - Eisen Romero
Hunk for the Lord - George Ferreira
These Community awards were voted by CFC Bermuda members as a way of having fun in the spirit of friendship and love. The event ended with a praisefest led by the ever dynamic Brother Jun Gundran.