Faithlife’s Biggest Christmas Party Yet

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Last Saturday, Faithlife took a trip up to the Semiahmoo resort, near Canada, for our annual Christmas party. The dress code was “as nice as you like,” and the evening was a festive mix of classy and casual.

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Max Morin says this holiday sweater is actually threaded with real tinsel.

Over the last four years, Faithlife has doubled in size. With that kind of growth our list of possible venues near Bellingham grows smaller each year. Last year, we had a little over 300 employees, and we gathered in one central room with our guests. This year, the Faithlife Christmas party sprawled across four separate sections of the Semiahmoo Resort with a different selection of food and entertainment in each area.

At 5:30 p.m. the doors opened to the Protea String Quartet, and the stream of people never stopped.

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The Protea String Quartet played beautiful background music for three hours.

A half hour later, our friends from Oh Snap! Photo Booth and The Upfront Theater set up shop, so people could get pictures with friends or have some laughs between bites to eat.

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Oh Snap! Photobooth helps keep things laid back and goofy.

Beckie Rosillio from the video team scoured the resort for Kodak moments like these:

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Sean Boisen and his wife Donna enjoy a moment together.
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Tayler and Kyle Beede smile at Jeff Allen’s jokes.
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Kyle Roosendaal and his wife, Denica, find themselves laughing out loud.

Beckie has been taking photos at our employee Christmas party every year since she got here, and by the end of the night there was a line of people waiting for her to take their annual Christmas photo.

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Anne Campbell, Fran Radke, Jen Lounsberry, and Kay Solvik have some fun with their photos.

In the main ballroom, stand up comedian Jeff Allen took the stage and had people literally throwing back their heads in laughter:

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Nathaniel Scataglini and his wife, Sharon, hold nothing back as they laugh at Jeff Allen.
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Jeff Allen performed one of his stand up routines in the main ballroom.

Throughout the night, everyone was free to roam between rooms, so there was never a dull moment.

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Sherri Huleatt breaks out the Beethoven to woo her husband, Kyle. Okay, maybe they’re just posing.

The Upfront Theater crew took a break and then returned for a final show. This time, the improvised comedy somehow led to a soap opera wedding (don’t ask me to explain how it got there):

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The Upfront Theater is a local improv-comedy club, founded by comedian Ryan Stiles.

After the entertainment wrapped up for the evening, it was time for Bob’s annual speech about how much he loves working with us, why we do what we do, and of course, Faithlife’s famous raffle.

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Bob shares why after over 20 years, he still loves working with these people.

As always, when it comes to thanking his employees, Bob went big. Thousands of dollars in gift cards were given away, brand-new tablets were handed out, and there was even a Playstation 4 and an Xbox One thrown in the mix.

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These are just a few of the big prizes given away at the Christmas party.

When the raffle was over, only one thing remained: Christmas carols. Max Morin and Josh Warren from design led the company in a couple of carols, and the evening came to a close.

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Max Morin and Josh Warren are both talented designers and fantastic musicians.

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Comments

  1. Michael Lyman says

    As always, when it comes to thanking his employees, Bob went big. Thousands of dollars in gift cards were given away, brand-new tablets were handed out, and there was even a Playstation 4 and an Xbox One thrown in the mix.

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