Pastor Mitchell Williams, as St. NIcholas, meets with children at the church's preschool

Pastor Mitchell Williams, as St. NIcholas, meets with children at the church's preschool

Photo: John Godbey, Decatur Daily News 2005
Used by permission

Central United Methodist Church

Decatur, Alabama, USA

Central Weekday Preschool Visit

Each year Central UMC includes a short history of St. Nicholas in the newsletter, features St. Nicholas in the children's sermon on the Sunday nearest to his feast day, and sends the newsletter article as a take-home sheet for the weekday school with more information for parents.

All year around, Central UMC's members try to reclaim St. Nicholas by doing things locally for others in secret.

The Rev. Mitchell Williams' St. Nicholas children's sermon

Pastor Mitchell Williams, as St. NIcholas, meets with children at the church's preschool