On Sunday, December 3rd, at 5pm the First United Methodist Kids will present a Christmas musical, The First Leon. This kid’s musical is the story of Leon, a boy who discovers his name spelled backwards is noel. He would like, more than anything, to have a part in the town’s Christmas play. Following the musical, at 5:45pm, the Grillin’ Group will serve a gumbo dinner complete with Christmas music by the singers of FUMC. Proceeds from this fundraiser support the annual Youth Christmas Shopping Trip, Angels and Elves, which provides Christmas gifts for families in need. Join us in the Family Life Center at the corner of 5th Street and Elm and let the spirit of Christmas warm your heart. For more information you can go to fumcorange.org or call 886-7466.
Pastor C. Ryan Chandler of Trinity Baptist Church in Orange excitedly announces a live Nativity scene at 6:30 p.m. on both Sun., Dec. 17, as well as on Mon., Dec. 18. The Christmas event will be a brief production for the community to see a manger scene with Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, shepherds, and even live animals in front of the church, 1819 N. 16th Street. Church members wish to give back to the community by providing a live production of the Christ child lying in a manger, surrounded by actors playing those biblically believed to have witnessed the event, according to the New Testament.
Hot chocolate, cider, and cookies will be served as the Trinity Baptist Choir sings in the background. The public is invited to be a part of this free Christian celebration, complete with costumes and animals.
Please contact church coordinator, Lynae Sanford, director of the Lutcher Theater, if you would like to donate costumes (most costumes lost in flood), a donkey, a camel, a cow, a sheep(s), a llama, or an alpaca for this inspirational service on Dec. 17-18 at 6:30 p.m.