My wife Linda and I are looking forward to Sunday December 20. Three churches in the Burney-Fall River area will be sponsoring a variety of wonderful Christmas programs. The only problem is that I won’t be able to go to all of them because two of them will be happening at the same time.
Oh well, praise God for free will and the opportunity to choose. Each program offers something different and I pray that God will guide each person to go to the entertainment that will give them the most joy.
The first choice is not difficult. At 3 p.m. the Intermountain Evangelical Free Church will be hosting “Lead Me Back to Bethlehem” a special musical presentation by the Fall River Valley Adult and Children’s Choirs. Admission is free but donations will be accepted. Money raised will go to support the choirs and the Fall River Valley Food Pantry
In the evening, however, there are two programs to choose from in Burney.
The Word of Life Assembly of God will be hosting a community Christmas carol sing-along as the last of their December Starry Nights Program from 6p.m. to 8 p.m.
Linda and I attended their chili cook-off last week and I can testify to the friendly atmosphere there. I am sure that the event will be a jolly spirit-filled affair. Singing traditional Christmas carols together is definitely uplifting and heart-warming.
Also at 6 p.m., just as the folks at Word of Life are beginning to sing, Grace Community Bible Church will be presenting a Christmas play entitled “A Candy Kane Christmas” The play is a family, Christian comedy written by Darby Chism and Karen Davenport for Theatre On Main in Acworth Georgia in 2008 and then published by Pioneer Drama Services in 2009. The story portrays the discovery of the true meaning of Christmas by a teen named Candy Kane who is going through a difficult period of self-discovery.
Oh, choices. choices, choices! I love Christmas carols but I also love plays Both of my daughters are actresses and I haven’t seen a play for a long time. What shall I do?
The point is there is wonderful Christmas entertainment to suit a variety of tastes. For those who belong to the churches sponsoring the events, I offer my gratitude and hope that you all have a joyous time.
For people of other churches, I just want you all to know that there is an opportunity for you to enjoy and share fellowship with your neighbors at these events which are open to the public.
And for those who do not regularly attend any church, here’s a chance to experience a quality Christmas program offered for you to celebrate the Christmas season in fellowship with others.
As Tiny Tim says, “God bless us everyone!”