Fine Arts Events

Maundy Thursday Drama

“Take This Cup”

A tumbler, a Communion chalice, a mug … every cup tells a story. This unique service uses Jesus’ impassioned plea in the Garden of Gethsemane, “Take this cup from me,” as the basis for these contemporary sllice-of-life episodes. In every instance, there is pain. A mother picks up her heirloom teacup and reflects on a “hand-me-down” family problem. A youth’s glass represents the loss of his family’s mealtime as their closeness unraveled. A lonely single’s chipped cup reminds her of her flawed life. A nurse’s medicine cup symbolizes her sadness when patients don’t heal. Just as Jesus grew to accept his Father’s will for him even when it involved pain, each character repeats a scriptural promise seemingly custom made for his or her situation, concluding the service with hope.

Presented in Johnson Hall, the play will be followed by hand/foot washing opportunities and then communion in the sanctuary.  

Immediately Following the
Maundy Thursday Soup Supper
April 5th
6:00pm

 
 
 
 

Easter Sunrise Service

April 8th, 2012
6:30am

Join us in the garden for a joyful Easter sunrise service, including a brief dramatic presentation!

Service wll be followed by a delicious breakfast in Johnson Hall.

All are welcome!

Coming This Fall

The Butterfingers Angel
Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut and the Slaughter
Of 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree

A Christmas Entertainment by William Gibson

Dealing with the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus from a fresh and richly creative point of view, the author combines a series of deftly constructed short scenes, traditional Christmas music, and often antic characterizations into a wholly original theatre piece. The flow of the action follows the Biblical recounting, but is enhanced by a tree, a sheep and a donkey who talks (and most amusingly); a beguiling Mary who had heretofore decided that men and marriage were not for her; a suddenly cautious Joseph who now contends that he is too old for his intended (having earlier scoffed at Mary for expressing the same thought); and a flustered boy-angel who directs the action from a promptbook and manages to get only the most strangled, bleating sounds from his trumpet. But, through all the lively and resourceful happenings, the true significance of the occasion is never lost, and the underlying mood and spirit of reverence is, if anything, enhanced and made new by the distinctive approach of this joyful and unique retelling.

Auditions will be held in August!
Dates TBA

Performances:
Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8 at 7:30pm
Dec. 2, 8 and 9 at 2:00pm

Concessions will be available

Santa’s Gift Shop
Christmas items donated to the Spring Rummage Sale along with quality handmade Christmas crafts and gifts will be sold at Santa’s Gift Shop.
This is the perfect opportunity to get a head start on your Christmas shopping!