“…with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” ~ Ephesians 4:2-3
One important part of Fusion is our fellowship events, when we spend time having fun together as we get to know each other. We have some annual traditions, like our game nights and Christmas parties, and we also mix in new events each year. If you want to get involved in the Community life of Fusion, we really encourage you to attend these events – they’re a wonderful opportunity to meet new friends and enjoy deeper fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Fusion Christmas Party
Saturday December 14
5:30pm in Northview / Room 307
Join us for a special evening to celebrate the holiday season! We’ll enjoy a delicious catered meal, fun games and prizes, a White Elephant gift exchange,* Christmas music, and wonderful fellowship.
Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in class, or buy yours online here. Parking will be in the West lot or at Piper’s Alley (overflow only).
*See below for an explanation of the White Elephant Gift Exchange!
What is a White Elephant Gift Exchange?
A white elephant gift exchange is a fun and silly holiday tradition that provides inexpensive laughter and entertainment. “White elephants” are traditionally gifts that are undesirable but which one cannot turn down: extremely tacky, nearly useless, silly, or weird. The goal is really to have fun, giving everyone a chance to rid themselves of these tacky gifts—and invariably gain new ones!
Normally, white elephant gifts are something you already have at home—typically inexpensive, humorous items, or something unusual or inconvenient. Trinkets, strange knick-knacks, unidentifiable kitchen items, and the like are typical white elephants. This is a fun, silly game with cheap (let’s emphasize this: CHEAP) prizes. Net value should be $5 or less.
Whatever you choose, make sure it’s clean (no dirty dishes, used pipe snakes, half-used deodorant!), wrap it nicely so it’s not recognizable, and make sure there’s nothing on it to identify you—part of the fun is trying to figure out who brought what.
This is NOT a time for lovely, expensive gifts. Please don’t go out and purchase a CD set, a lace shawl, a study Bible, or a china ornament (all actual examples).
How does it work?
Scott will choose the first person at each table to pick up a gift. That person then opens the gift at Scott’s direction and shows it off. Then each successive participant has two choices: either unwrap a new gift or “steal” a gift from someone else at their table.
If a gift is “stolen,” the person who had their gift taken gets to go back to the table and choose a new unopened gift at the next turn. The game ends when all participants have gotten a gift.