Fun, festivities, awe, and wonder are some of the best parts of this season, yet many of us experience significant challenges throughout these special days. There is something extraordinarily comforting about being with people who “get it”; people who accept you and all your circumstances without judgment, without pity, and without any expectations.
Our church is partnering with a community organization called FACES 4 Autism by hosting social gatherings for teenagers on the spectrum. What started with a few families has now grown to a fifty-plus get together each month. In November it was a Friendsgiving celebration, Charlie Brown style, with pizza, pretzels, jelly beans, and popcorn. Take a look at these happy faces!