Since the beginning of the Fall 2015 semester students, faculty, staff, and other community members have been preparing for The Christmas Pageant under the direction of Jared Ross. The Pageant, a tradition that began in 1984, is a reenactment of the birth of the Christ.

This is not a small town pageant. It draws over 1,000 people during its three performances. The realistic setting and spiritual emphasis gives the pageant an edge on many other similar performances. Children enjoy the excitement brought to the scene by the animals, which include horses, donkies, birds, sheep, and camels mounted by the wisemen in the Bible.

Screen Shot 2015-11-13 at 2.54.35 PMThis is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save
his people from their sins.” All this took place to ful ll what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”–which means, “God with us.” When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

—Matthew 1:18-25

Saturday – 7 pm
Sunday – 3 pm, 7 pm