Ladies’ Christmas Brunch

December 6th, 2024  |  9:30am  |  Roxbury Camp Dining Hall

Blue Christmas

    I did an informal survey on our Facebook page and asked what word came to mind when they thought of the word “Christmas.” I got some great responses including Jesus, light, Immanuel, peace, giving, pine, family, wonder and magic. Those are many of the words that jump to mind for me, too. But for others Christmas may invoke other feelings. I got some of those in my survey as well: stress, cold, even heart attack. Christmas for us as followers of Jesus is the celebration of the birth of our Savior. It is a time of hope, joy, reflection, and love.

   For some, however, it is also a time of stress, loss, loneliness, and grief. Particularly happy times when touched by tragedy can enhance the pain and sadness. And as women, we are often expected to pick up the extra responsibilities that go along with creating a joyful holiday for everyone else. We know from scripture that God is with us and he cares for us. His love can be leaned on when things get overwhelming. So because, whether we want to admit it or not, Christmas and the time leading up to it is sometimes more than we can handle alone, we are celebrating a Blue Christmas this year.

Our speaker for the event is Molly Sanborn. Molly Sanborn (aka The Cheese Ball Chick) is a wife, mom, speaker, author, and lover of Jesus.  Her creative ideas and infectious personality have been featured on several TV shows including Twin Cities Live and Wipeout.  She loves to laugh and makes it her mission to help others find joy even in the midst of tough times. Her brand new book, Cheese Balls for Jesus: Funny, Faith-Filled Stories to Encourage and Inspire is available on Amazon!  If you recognize Molly, perhaps you saw her on ABC’s popular TV reality show, Wipeout. Or maybe you’ve seen her on YouTube or out and about with snacks on her back. She has become known as The Cheese Ball Chick as she brings “joy to the world one cheese ball at a time”. If seeing is believing, then you’ll want to check out her Cheese Ball Chick Gallery.

After hearing Molly’s talk “Overwhelmed to Overflowing” I knew she would be a great speaker to turn us back to Jesus at the season of His birth and to not let the rockier parts of the holiday steal our joy.

More details will be available in the Fall. Please contact the office if you are interested in reserving tickets to the Brunch. It will be held on December 6 & 7, 2024.

You can contact the office by emailing us at or by calling 717-532-2208. Names will be added to a waiting list first come first served.