With visions of sugar plums and Santa Claus in most children's heads this time of year, First Christian Church of Hagerstown is helping youngsters look beyond the tinsel to the manger.
Cindy Reeder, the education/program facilitator at First Christian Church on Potomac Avenue in Hagerstown, invited children to have Breakfast with the Angels Saturday at the church.
About 40 youngsters came with a parent or grandparent for the event, Reeder said.
"To a young child, sitting on Santa's lap is exciting," Reeder said. "But we think eating breakfast with the angels was even more of a treat."
The morning began at 8:30 in the nursery and kindergarten rooms. There the children got name tags and dropped off a canned food item to the angel box.