I had a front row seat for three all-star Christmas presentations by our Children’s Ministry.
Color me, “Proud Pastor.”
None of the participants were my children or grandchildren, but they were all family!
On Our First Day of Christmas There Were
22 bell ringers chiming,
8 cheerleaders jumping,
7 angels singing,
5 band members serenading,
4 line dancers grooving,
3 C & W singers crooning,
2 choir directors leading,
1 sixty-five voice choir singing
and a partridge in a pear tree (OK, so no partridge).
A Christmas Extravaganza
Yep, it was our King’s Kids Christmas presentation!
There was Ginger Breadhouse, Holly Branch, Candy Cane, Mary, and…Ned, Ted and Jed!
Miss Carolyn Bells, the children’s choir director, was leading the kids through their first rehearsal for their Christmas Extravaganza. As they began to share their thoughts on Christmas, the heart of the story came to the forefront as Mary began to tell everyone about the Christmas Cross—a very special ornament with special significance—an heirloom, handed down by her grandmother. She explained the meaning behind the ornament – “You can’t have Christmas without the Cross.”
When the cherished ornament was accidentally crushed and broken, the act of forgiveness and the skills set of a Home Depot whiz put everybody’s Christmas back together.
The Kids Got It Right
The kids got it right, in a big way.
They were prepared, poised, and poignant. They shared a powerful message about the love of God and forgiveness.
Kudos to their parents and to the passionately devoted volunteers who worked for months to pull this off.
And the reviews are in…
“Fantastic production!!! Kids were awesome!” M.B.
“Awesome! Congratulations to the King’s Kids!” T.S.
“Loved the performance today. Best production yet!” S.H.
The kids looked like they had fun helping adults laugh and cheer and focus on the real meaning of Christmas.
No Foolin’ The Kids
“You can’t have Christmas without Jesus.”
In a day and age of trying to replace “Merry Christmas” with “Holiday Greetings” and “Winter Solstice Celebrations,” there is no foolin’ the kids with politically correct alternatives.
Our kids are the church of today, not tomorrow.
They led very well.
Thanks to our Childrens Pastor, Charity Mongrain, and Tracey, Katelyn and Kayla Kimo and their team of volunteers for pulling off a fantastic production!
QUESTION: What was your favourite part of “The Christmas Cross?” Please leave a comment below.
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