Spreading Christmas spirit
There wasn’t a blanket of snow to usher in the season, but a brilliant, almost-full moon was a fitting substitute for members of the Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church to travel around the community for some Christmas caroling.
On Sunday, Dec. 19, three carloads of adults and children moved through the Cape, stopping at homes of individuals and families who have had difficulty getting out during this Christmas season.
In most cases, the carolers stood outside front doors, singing “Joy to the World,” “Silent Night,” “White Christmas,” and other Christmas favorites. But on other occasions, they crammed inside living rooms and kitchens to serenade a home’s occupants.
But one of the most joyous stops of the evening was to combine caroling with birthday wishes for Gary Beckwith, a longtime member of the congregation, who turned 80 on Sunday.