Thank you to all who helped make this year's No Rehearsal Christmas Pageant come alive. Here are some pictures to help with the memories, or for those who couldn't make it. (More pics coming soon--waiting to get permission from some families that were new.)
Whether you were a magi, angel, shepherd, star, a "team captain" for one of the groups, or part of the Holy Family--thank you! Thank you to choir for their lovely music at 9am, along with UCM's talented Eliza Thomas on piano, and guest musicians Touissaint St. Negritude, Gahlord Dewald (together they are Jaguar Stereo!) filled the space.
Thank you, Rev. Joan for your meaningful message that brought it all together, including these words by Howard Thurman, an African-American theologian, educator, and civil rights leader.
when the star in the sky is gone,
when the kings and princes are home,
when the shepherds are back with their flocks,
the work of Christmas begins:
to heal the broken,
to feed the hungry,
to release the prisoner,
to rebuild the nations,
to bring peace among the people,
to make music in the heart.
(The poem “The Work of Christmas” is from Howard Thurman’s The Mood of Christmas and Other Celebrations.)