Each year, St. Joan of Arc children in grades 1-8 build their faith community by singing, dancing and acting in a contemporary musical that tells the Nativity story. Kids who participate in this program deepen their faith, increase their confidence and make life-long church friends while creating a joyful production that is shared with the wider SJA community.
This year, director Terrie Coats has selected an exciting show, The Loaned Manger. In the small western town of Incarnation, Christmas is celebrated with grit, giddy-up, and gusto! They like to think of themselves as "the most Christmassy town in the west." But 1891 is the year that two big "signs o' progress" could spell either trouble, or opportunity. The railroad has finally punched through with the grand opening of Incarnation Station, bringing visitors for the first time from far and wide to take in their Christmas festivities. And, the advent of the electric light promises to revolutionize their nativity program. Some fret that all the expected "outsiders" could threaten the peace of their quiet town, and maybe bring in desperadoes, while others see the chance to spread even wider the Good News of the birth of Jesus. Round up some rambunctious cowpokes, some forward-thinkin' townsfolk, a manger on loan, and a lot of raucous yee-haw for the Wild West Christmas Adventures of The Loaned Manger!
Register to be part of the show here.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, please email Terri Coats (stagecoachslp [at] gmail.com).