On the second and fourth Sunday nights of the month, a group of young adults meets up at the Tuttles home, for Next. Next is our college and young adult ministry and this year it’s being led by Josh Tuttle and the group is absolutely fantastic. Tonight was the annual Christmas Party, so we gathered a good 28 of our closest friends to enjoy a night of fun and festivities.
Josh started the evening with a great devotion, encouraging everyone to look for ways to give and help others in these days leading up to Christmas.
And we also enjoyed some fun foods, to get the night going.
Oh, and Zach was there, rocking this awesome hair.
We played the much loved White Elephant Gift Exchange.
This would be the third time we’ve played this week and it’s probably the best version, because they brought some of the most desirable gifts.
We had a lot of fun and shared a lot of laughs.
It was so good to see everyone at the party. Next meets all throughout the year and has a solid group of friends that are local, but it’s always fun at Christmastime to catch up with friends who are away.
This year was especially awesome, since we gathered with students coming back from colleges and universities in New York, Maine, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Massachusetts, Ohio and Michigan, as well as friends who had just gotten home from some pretty fun locations, including Florida, Canada, Nicaragua and Ireland. Merry Christmas to all of the amazing friends that we saw at the Next Christmas Party and a huge thanks to the Tuttles for hosting us all!