The Brewer family will open the musical presentations with their annual community Christmas concert at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary on Friday, Dec. 17.
Jeff and Ruth Brewer and six of their nine children will present a program that asks the question: “Why are you at the manger?” There will be an opportunity at the end of the concert for a love offering for the Brewer family. A reception will follow in the church’s fellowship hall.
On Saturday, Dec. 18, also at 7 p.m., the First Christian Church Fine Arts Academy will present a Christmas musical for children entitled, “The Last Noel.”
The list of the children playing the roles in the musical is as follows: Joseph - Zachery Moreno; Mary - Lindsey Lawson; Donkey Jody - Maddison Arthur; Innkeeper - Tyler Stewart; Cowdy - August Evans; Cowsandra - Korrie Rader; Woolian - Cameron Arthur; Shilo - Zorina Boyd; 1st King - Gordan Stuart; 2nd King - Lucas Moreno; 3rd King - Colby Rader; Angel - Jazlyn Harrison. The narrator will be Tiffany Dickensheets.
Sally Friedlander is in charge of the drama activities for the Fine Arts Academy and is the stage director for the children’s musical. Jeannie Kesler is the stage manager and has assisted with set and costumes. Dr. Jim Lee is the musical director.
The community is invited to attend and support the young children as they present their offering to the Christmas season with “The Last Noel.” A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.
On Sunday, Dec. 19, at 11 a.m., the First Christian Church Sanctuary Choir, under the direction of Dr. Jim Lee, will present a Christmas Cantata entitled “A Ceremony of Lessons and Carols.”
Beloved seasonal scripture readings are tightly interwoven with 26 carols that flow into sections sung by the choir. The community is invited to share this musical sermon with carols such as “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and more.