While some people shop during the post-Thanksgiving days, others are decorating the upcoming holidays.
One of the places is the St. John Lutheran Church in Effingham, where a group of church members decorate the church sanctuary on Christmas morning.
According to Elder Jerry Pruemer, the church is always decorated for Christmas on Saturday after Thanksgiving. The latest members of these decorations are a new nativity scene purchased after the church acquired last year.
In front of the church, a group of six people composed two large Christmas trees decorated with lights and decorations. In the temple, there are green leaves and candles in every window, and wreaths are hanging on the walls.
Plumer said that the Christmas decoration takes about three hours a year.
In addition to decoration, the church also plans to host several upcoming events during the festival to spread the cheers and help the community and people abroad.
The first Sunday of December will be donated to the Haitian Charity Bible. Pastor Philip, formerly a Haitian lawyer, studied Lutheran Theological Seminary and founded a church with approximately 150 members. They have no Bible, and he has been teaching them through memory.
The church will also set up an angel tree toy car for the local FISH Christmas store by December 2nd. Those who wish to participate can place a new unwrapped gift under the tree in the atrium of the church. These toys will be taken to the FISH Christmas store so that local parents in need can purchase Christmas gifts for their children.