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Area churches present Christmas musicals

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'TIS THE SEASON Brandon Broadus, left, will portray Joseph while Stefanie Ellison stars as Mary in "The Noise We Make," a Christmas production at Northcrest Baptist Church on Sunday. Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star
By Penny Randall/The Meridian Star
Dec. 21, 2001
Music at Christmas is like turkey at Thanksgiving we want as much as we can get.
This weekend the spirit of Christmas will come alive as area churches hold special services.
On Sunday, his church presents "Las Posadas," a special worship service that remembers Mary and Joseph's search for shelter on that special night. The program begins at 6 p.m.
The youth of Northcrest Baptist Church have worked on their Christmas special for the past three weeks.
About 20 young people, along with the adult contemporary praise team, will present "The Noise We Make" a musical that includes spiritual narration and live drama. The show will feature soloists singing classical Christmas hymns in a contemporary setting. It begins at 7 p.m. Sunday.
The following is a list of upcoming Christmas services and special events.
The town of Hickory and its neighbors will meet in the Hickory High School gym for a Christmas special. Youth will meet to sing carols throughout the town at 5:30 p.m. and the public is invited to the gym at 7 p.m. for a special musical "The Story of Jesus' Birth." Choirs from local churches will perform. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.
The Celebration Choir and Drama Team of New Hope Baptist Church will present "That's the Good News" at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. A nursery will be provided. The church is at 6573 Highway 145 South. For information, call 693-4490.
Pine Grove Church of God in Edinburg will present "Come in Grace and Glory," a contemporary Christmas cantata with liturgical dance and sign language. The performance starts at 6 p.m. The church is 10 miles east of Carthage and 11 miles west of Philadelphia on Highway 16. For information, call (601) 267-3368.
Poplar Springs Drive United Methodist Church presents "Las Posadas" at 6 p.m. A Christmas Eve candle light communion is also scheduled at 6 p.m. The church is at 3937 Poplar Springs Drive. For information, call 485-5598.
Northcrest Baptist Church will present "The Noise We Make" at 7 p.m. The church is at 3412 North Hills St. For information, call 482-3498.
Christmas Eve
Church of the Mediator will have family holy communion at 5:30 p.m., sing Christmas carols at 10:30 p.m. and hold Christmas mass at 11 p.m. The church is at 3825 35th Ave. For information, call 482-3959.
St. Patrick Catholic Church will have a children's mass at 5 p.m. and regular mass at 7 p.m. and midnight. The church is at 2601 Davis Street. For information, call 693-1321.
St. Joseph Catholic Church hold a 10 p.m. mass. The church is at 1914 18th Ave.
St. Paul's Episcopal Church will have a children's Eucharist ceremony at 4 p.m. and a midnight mass beginning at 10:30 p.m. The church is at 1116 23rd Ave. For information, call 693-2502.
Central United Methodist Church will hold candlelight communions at noon, 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The church is at 1004 23rd Ave. For information, call 693-1521.
Trinity Lutheran Church will have a Christmas Eve caroling service at 7:30 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church will have a Christmas Day service at 10 a.m.
Penny Randall is an editorial assistant at The Meridian Star. Call her at 693-1551, ext. 3216, or e-mail her at