By Jason A. Smith
Luella Baptist Church is putting the finishing touches on an annual event designed to get people into the Christmas spirit, through the use of pictures and biblical scriptures.
The event is called "Christmas Card Lane."
"It's a walk-through exhibit of eight-foot-tall Christmas cards, depicting the birth of Jesus," said Amy Roberts, 48. "A lot of the congregation painted the cards."
Roberts, a youth leader, is spearheading the endeavor for the second straight year. She said she hopes people who come to the event will "see the Christmas story told a different way."
Luella Baptist, located at 3164 Ga. Highway 155 South in Locust Grove, will host Christmas Card Lane on Friday and Saturday, from 6 p.m., to 9 p.m.
Some cards come from the church's youth group, and others from the Women's Mission Union, a group made up of women at the church.
Roberts is hopeful the event will send the public a positive message about the church.
"Last year, the weather was bad, but the ones who came, said they would come back," she added. "We're a little church, and an old church, so a lot of people pass us by. We want people to know we are still an active church, and that we do things for the community. It's like a family."
Hot chocolate and cookies will be served during the event, and admission is free. For more details, call Amy Roberts at (678) 432-4465.