Sunday, December 11, 2005

Angel Alert!

Tonight was the annual Sunday School Christmas concert at church. This year, for the second year in a row, they did a little musical. Unlike past years when the adult classes also took part, by singing a song or reading some scripture, it was just the kids and youth...mostly the kids (all dressed as angels), and middle school (angels as well), but the high school youth (not dressed as angels) got up and sang a song. It was all great though.

The musical they did was called 'Angel Alert', and it was about the angels getting ready to proclaim the birth of Jesus. There were several songs as well as speaking parts, and the kids did a fabulous job. Before it started, they had the toddlers (with their moms) walk up and across the stage so that they could "take part" as well. There were only about four or five of them, but they did their walk without any complications or tears. Can you say adorable?! I turned to my friend Kristina and proclaimed that I wanted "one of those" (meaning the kids)...actually I said that and added, "or four or five of them". My heart really ached tonight for a child; it's times like this when the longing to have kids really hits hard.

Anyway, the kids did fantastic with the singing and actions to the words. There were some who weren't on cue or didn't seem to know the words or actions well, but you get that for anything like this...and you have to give them credit for getting up there and performing in front of everyone. I know I'd be nervous if it were me!

At one point, they had the three and four year olds up to take part in a song and one little fellow was more interested in playing with the microphone stand, cord and sponge cover thingy that fits over the microphone. Everyone was laughing at that...total three year old cuteness!

So, other than longing to have children of my own to watch as they take part in the concert, I really enjoyed the concert. The two ladies who were in charge of this did a fantastic job at putting it all together. Two of the ladies Sunday School classes did the costumes, and one of the deacons (who probably had some help) did the scenery, and others helping out with sound, lights, power point, and refreshments...everyone did a fantastic job!

Anyway, just thought I'd share my evening with you. Hope your day is and was Christ filled!

13 comments:

Rachel said...

It sounds great! I love watching little kids do their Christmas shows! I went to a Living Christmas Tree performance at one of the big churchs in town this evening. It was a huge one (the church and the tree) with an orchestra and all that. It was filled to capacity.

I'll be blogging about it there tomorrow, so maybe you can check it out! (that way I won't have to repeat it all here and there too!). It was lovely but the orchestra was so loud I couldn't hear the singing that well, and I like hearing the singing!

Pia said...

we had almost the same thing in our church yesterday. we had our annual christmas congregation and kids in our kid's church performed. they were so cute!

Pia said...

oops... i mean convergence. my mistake.

Joe said...

Sounds like it was a fun and inspiring day.

BHGA said...

The little ones are fun to watch......Bless you Shelley

forgiven said...

I love watching the kids in Christmas plays

Thank you for the Post

God Bless

Maggie Ann said...

Christmas programs are so special...gives you a lump in the throat, doesn't it! Hope your studies went well and I hope you have tons of fun making the cards and in everything you do over the Christmas season. *smiles* to you!

Darlene said...

How adorable that must have been. My kids are in one this weekend, and I can't wait.

Jennifer said...

I love kids' Christmas shows!!!

Bonnie Calhoun said...

I love christmas shows done by children. They are so precious and wide eyed in their love for the Lord.

Nettie said...

Awww, you'll get the kids.

Kate said...

Hi Shelley, I know what you mean about wanting kids...I felt the same way Sunday night working at the other church in town. I was with the 1 and 2 year olds. I loved just watching them and being with them. More and I more I do too want kids. It's like God is exposing me at every age lately. And like I've said in the past, God has also exposed me to lots of young mothers. It's like He realizes I need these mothers in my life so that I can see what having a real mother is like.

Good luck and blessings on your exams if I don't see you before Saturday!

Love, Kate

Paula said...

I love kid's productions, they're the best! Thanks for sharing your special night!!