The Geelong City Ministers group is taking Christmas to the city this year.
All around Geelong in shop windows little wise men, or wise guys, will be hidden and everyone is invited to join in the Scavenger Hunt for all 120 of them.
Parishioners of nine churches including Wesley Uniting Church, All Saints’ Anglican Parish and St Mary’s Basilica have been sewing and knitting since August to produce a most colourful and eclectic array of wisdom. Wise guys will appear in the windows of the Geelong CBD shops throughout the start of this month.
Over the first two weekends in December, a Nativity Scene will be created where families can join in some free photo fun. It will be located in Market Square and also in the Steam Packet Market.
Families are encouraged to get a free digital photo in the stable, dressed as an angel, a king, a shepherd, or as Mary and Joseph, as a free alternative to a Christmas photo with Santa.
Rev Peter Gador-Whyte of Wesley Uniting, and Rev Elizabeth Breakey of All Saints Anglican Parish are the leaders of the City Nativity Project. They are delighted with the massive response to their call for wise guys, and are looking forward to meeting people at the nativity scene photo booth in December.
“I see this as a way the churches of Geelong can help people to see something of what Christmas is really all about and to do it in a way that is fun, family friendly and connects with the whole Geelong community,” Mr Gador-Whyte said.
Flyers with a scavenger hunt passport are widely available from participating shops and churches.
For more information call Peter Gador-Whyte (0417 425 188) or Elizabeth Breakey (0404 165 096).