Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from your friends at Antioch Mission Kids!

Did you know that Christmas is celebrated in different countries all over the world?

Check out a few different ways Christians all over the world say “Merry Christmas!”

China: (Cantonese) Gun Tso Sun Tan’Gung Haw Sun
China: (Mandarin) Sheng Dan Kuai Le
Egypt: Colo sana wintom tiebeen
England: Merry Christmas
Ethiopia: Melkam Yelidet Beaal
France: Joyeux Noel
Germany: Fröhliche Weihnachten
Greece: Kala Christouyenna!
Haiti: Jwaye Nowel or to Jesus Edo Bri’cho o Rish D’Shato Brichto
Hawaii: Mele Kalikimaka
Iceland: Gledileg Jol
Iraq: Idah Saidan Wa Sanah Jadidah
Ireland: Nollaig Shona Dhuit, or Nodlaig mhaith chugnat
Italy: Buone Feste Natalizie
Japan: Shinnen omedeto. Kurisumasu Omedeto
Kenya: Kuwa na Krismasi njema
Korea: Sung Tan Chuk Ha
Latin: Natale hilare et Annum Faustum!
Macedonia: Sreken Bozhik
Navajo: Merry Keshmish
E ku odun, e hu iye’ dun!
Norway: God Jul, or Gledelig Jul
Philippines: Maligayang Pasko!
Russia: Pozdrevlyayu s prazdnikom Rozhdestva is Novim Godom
Scotland (Gaelic): Nollaig chridheil huibh
South Africa: (Africaans) Geseënde Kersfees
South Africa:
(Zulu) Sinifisela Ukhisimusi Omuhle
Spain: Feliz Navidad
Swaziland: Sinifisela Khisimusi Lomuhle
Sweden: God Jul and (Och) Ett Gott Nytt År
Thailand: Sawadee Pee Mai or souksan wan Christmas
Turkey: Noeliniz Ve Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun
Vietnam: Chuc Mung Giang Sinh
Wales: Nadolig Llawen
Zimbabwe: Merry Kisimusi


Community Christmas Eve at the Tower Theatre

Hi, Antioch families!

Have you purchased your tickets for the Community Christmas Eve service at the Tower Theatre?  It will be a great time for the whole family – you won’t want to miss out!

Parts of the service will be geared towards kids.  Plus, each child will get a Christmas “Kid-Pack” filled with fun activities to keep them busy throughout the service.

You will also enjoy an upbeat performance by the Antioch Choir and special music by Annie Bethancourt, Michael Watson, and Grace Laxon.

AND, kids will get a special treat on the way out!

5:00pm and 7:00pm still have seats available but 3:00pm is sold out – so, get your tickets today! Tickets are $5 (children 11 and under for free but must have seats reserved).

Purchase tickets online at

We can’t wait to see you there!

Operation Elf Box

Hey Antioch Families!

Check out this great local ministry:

Operation Elf Box is a grassroots community project serving families in Central Oregon faced with difficult circumstances during the Christmas season. They offer an “Elf Store” for families to visit by appointment.  Families are provided with stockings, stuffers, wrapping, fellowship and gifts for their children who would otherwise go without.

The “Elf Store” is a light for many.  “Elf Boxes” (pictured to the left) are located at several business throughout Central Oregon (COCC, Bend Broadband, Cuppa Yo, and more).   When you place a new unwrapped gift into an “Elf Box”, it will find its way under a tree and into the hands of a boy or girl right here in Central Oregon!

OEB is a Faith based project supported by the “Elves” of Central Oregon. Learn more at

It’s time for the Jingle Jam!

This Sunday night, December 11th, is the fifth annual Jingle Jam!  You are NOT going to want to miss it!

At this family event, your kids will be able to sing and dance to their favorite Christmas tunes, hear a Christmas story, and be reminded of the real meaning behind Christmas.

There will be a fun, Christmas themed photo booth complete with reindeer antlers and nativity costumes!  Oh, and did we mention the hot chocolate?

The event starts at 6pm, and is located in the same parking lot as the Strictly Organic on Bond Street. The address is: 50 SW Bond St Ste 3, Bend, OR 97702

If you miss every other Christmas party this year, don’t miss the Jingle Jam!