Enjoy the video of this year’s Christmas Pageant, written by Joanne Weber, directed by Kendra Gratton (Joanne’s daughter) and starring our youth, with support by the congregation in the singing.
During Sunday worship the message was the youth and adults talking about a) what they each did; b) where they saw God; and c) what they liked the best. I videotaped MOST of the messages, but unfortunately, my iPhone ran out of memory before everyone spoke. Apologies to Megan McIntyre, Sophie and Nora Hatch, and Joe Kwiatkowski who all gave wonderful messages as well.
Written comments from some of those not on the video:
Nora Hatch: One of the things that was hard for us was our homeowner got sick and had to go to the hospital. We told the whole camp and the whole camp prayed for his healing. We were so grateful to see that he was released from the hospital the next day. We were very fond of him, his wife, and their cute dogs.
Joe Kwiatkowski: “My role at UMARMY was providing the music during worship services. Being able to see all the different groups on the program team, I saw God in the interactions between the different groups and the people they did work for. My favorite moment was meeting a client who had met my godmother because the client’s sister owned a flower shop my godmother would do deliveries for on busy holidays. “
This year’s pageant was performed by our youth under the direction of Janette Dumont and Shirley Parfitt with Joe Kwiatkowski as the piano accompanist. James and Lily Steadman played piano solos.
This video is thanks to Janette Dumont and Chris Potter, with still photo by Margaret Roddy. The rather rough editing was by Ted Marcy.
The youth who went on this year’s UM ARMY mission team to Claremont NH share what they did, what they found fun, and what was most meaningful during the week during worship on July 24th.