Once again, adults supplemented the members of Junior Church to tell the Nativity story at Saltaire Methodist Church. So many people were at the dress rehearsal, they wondered whether there would be anyone left to be in the congregation! Happily there was a good congregation, as husbands and other relatives came to fill their seats.
The choir, now a year old, doubled as the Bethlehem Women’s Institute, whilst non-singers had the ‘comedy parts’ and Junior Church members acted out the heart of the story. Joseph ensured an authentic stable atmosphere by bringing along a toy rat! But Willow’s solo to start Away in a Manger was beautifully sung and brought everyone’s hearts and minds back to the story and its message.
We thank Lesley for once again writing the script and directing the players, Mags for training the choir which goes from strength to strength under her direction and Carolyn for sorting costumes for all of us. As most were last used by children of a previous Junior Church, finding enough that would cover our sturdier frames did present her with a few problems! Thank you all!