Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gilmer County Community Christmas Program

Last evening there was a wonderful Christmas celebration at the GSC Fine Arts Building. The program was coordinated by Marthas and Marys - a Gilmer County ecumenical group of church women working together. In their Mission Statement, Marthas and Marys "pledge their faith in action to community service, to justice and peace, and to fostering a loving, caring community."

The theme of this year's program was "O Come Let Us Adore Him".

Judy is the moderator of Marthas and Marys and was the announcer for this event.

The audience participated in group singing of Christmas favorites such as "Jingle Bells", "Have a Holly Jolly Christmas", and "Up on the Housetop".

Many churches and individuals presented their talents.

Blair Fisher sang "Joseph's Lullaby".

As Blair sang, Keith, Nichole, and Garrett Moyers looked on dressed as the Holy Family.

Brittany McGuire and Ryan Spangenberg presented a wonderful rendition of "Go Tell It on the Mountain."

A special treat was the reading of "Hill Above Jerusalem" which was written by our good friend Fran Schmetzer. What was really unique about this presentation was it was read by Preacher Phil Wilson, Pastor Jamie Wilson, and Hunter Wilson - three generations of men from Sand Fork Baptist Church.

The following photos show a marvelous part of each year's program. Tammy Hough and Robin Roberts are the directors of the Dunami Worship Dance groups.

How fun it is to watch these young folks dancing with joy in their hearts.

Pastor Bryan Groves of the Sand Fork Church of God told a special Christmas story.

"House of Gold" and "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" were bluegrass songs presented by a group which included Tony Drennen, Marcie Drennen, Roger Lydick, Aaron Miller, Justin Carter, Nila Poole, and John Poole.

The Camden Flats Baptist Church Singers included Doug Moss (who did an exceptional job on drums), Cindy Moss, Leigh Kinder, Neal Benson, Jimmy Stout, Dwight Goff, and Carla Nolan.

The celebration concluded their group singing with the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Unity Singers. They sang "He's Still the King of Kings" and "Glory Be to God in the Highest".

Candles were distributed and all sang "Silent Night".

It was another great experience that prepares one for Christmas.


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