Is there anything more magical than a Christmas Pageant on Christmas Eve?
It is a wonderful opportunity for kids (of all ages) to dress up and participate in the greatest story the world has everknown… and they will remember it forever!
If you have children – your own, your neighbors, nieces and nephews, grandchildren – who would like to be in the pageant, the answer is YES!! And if you know a little person who wants to be in the pageant but only if he/she can be Spiderman, or a giraffe, or a Gryffindor, or Anna from Frozen, the answer is YES!! All are welcome at the stable!
Please be in Blake Hall between 3:15 an 3:30. We will have snacks and costumes set out for angels, shepherds, and stable animals (anyone in a costume, really). If you have a particular costume your child loves and would like to wear, please bring it! And if you prefer to get something ready at home, bathrobes are PERFECT for shepherds (or a pillow case with an opening in the short seam for head, and slit down the side and tied at the waist with rope) and a nightgown or princess costume is terrific for angels! (We have angel wings and halos, and I know some angels are known to wear tiaras!). The important part is that EVERY CHILD is welcome to be in the pageant, and the more, the merrier!
I will help organize the kids right before the service, but I could still use a few grown-up (or semi-grown up?) helpers for kid-wrangling. I’ll be going through the costumes and laying them out during the week before Christmas Eve, so if you’d like to come help with that, it’s a lot of fun!
Feel free to email me if you’d like to help in some way – helping kids with costuming, helping with costumes tomorrow, kid-wrangling on Christmas Eve…
The service starts at 4:00pm, and it will be joy-filled and packed! As we did last year, we will have little gift bags for kids that will have an age-appropriate book, some coloring sheets, a candy cane, and crayons. The bags will be in the Narthex, marked and divided up by age.
I can’t wait until Christmas Eve, and I look forward to one of the most magical services of the year!