Sunday, December 19 – We had the Madison Christmas Festival and the Children’s Ministry Family Birthday Party for Jesus. The Worship Center was full and had the feeling of pre-pandemic times. This was a wonderful day of praise offered up to Jesus. (If you missed the Christmas Festival, it is available for you on this website on demand.)
The opening picture (photo credits to Abigail Sibbalds) is is the “Festival Choir,” under the direction of Matt Archibald. The soloists in the choir brought great glory to Jesus. Our band contributed a wonderful segment that allowed us to sing simple Christmas hymns in preparation for communion. Mike Seckman’s Communion Meditation was thought-provoking. Kids’ Song, under the direction of Debbie Sibbalds, did a fantastic job singing and reciting from Luke 2 the story of Jesus’ birth. As always, the people in the technical booth (Aaron Crabtree, Scott Roseberry, Barb Long, and Mark Sibbalds) did excellent work. Many hours of rehearsal and work came together to bring great honor the Jesus.
The Children’s Ministry Family Birthday Party for Jesus was a great time for families with smaller children to celebrate the birth of Jesus in a fun and educational way. The lunch was prepared and served by Bruce and Margaret Hutchins, Teresa and Michael Woerner, and Diane Barnes. Jonathon and Heather Barnes put together an outstanding program that everyone appreciated and enjoyed.
I want to share with you more pictures from the Madison Christmas Festival and the Children’s Ministry Family Birthday Party for Jesus (Birthday Party for Jesus photo credits to Mike Seckman). Thanks to all who were a part of this amazing day!