If you’re anxious to hear more about the reason for the holiday season, Living Waters Church will be holding two performances this weekend at its facility at Plaza Shopping Center.
The church will be conducting a 36-minute puppet show that also includes dancing and other skits. The name of the performance is called “Angels Aware.”
“It tells an angel’s viewpoint of why Jesus came to earth as a baby and not a superhero or something like that,” said Diane Morton, one of the organizers.
The performances are scheduled for Saturday at 5 p.m., and Sunday at 6 p.m.
There is a scene where angels build a manger and Mary and Joseph will be portrayed. There are also songs and plenty of action from puppets incorporated to keep the performance lively and kid-friendly.
“We bus in a lot of kids to our church,” said Morton. “We were looking for something they could do where they could learn but also have fun in the process.”
Church members have been working on the performance for months, but it’s really intensified in recent weeks. On Saturday, there was an all-day dress rehearsal complete with pizza party. The final kinks were worked out during one last dress rehearsal Wednesday night.
Students Harley Lech, Mason Knowles and Hannah St. John are among a group which comes out and dances. Hannah said the message conveyed in the play is important.
“It shows kids who never knew about Christ how good Christ was,” she said.
Organizers say the play is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit just in time for the holidays.