Kingsport church inviting kids to safe space Christmas

Kingsport church inviting kids to safe space Christmas


KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Dec. 19, 2015) --  A Kingsport church spread a little Christmas spirit to its community. The Shades of Grace United Methodist congregation held its first annual Christmas party.

Santa showed up in a fire engine to visit everyone. There was face painting, live music, and gifts for all the kids.     

The congregation opened about a year ago. Pastor Will Shewey wants kids to know this is a safe place for them to be in downtown Kingsport.

"There's a lot of addiction, a lot of homelessness in the downtown area so we're trying to be a bright spot on this corner and this part of Sullivan Street to bring more life into the downtown," Shewey said.

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See also:

"Shades of Grace to host children's Christmas party in downtown Kingsport" (Times News, 12/17/15)