It has been said, "The one who sings prays twice". Christians who love to sing the message of the Christ child during this holy season are joining together to present a gift to the community in two different places. For the second year in a row, members of churches around San Saba and Cherokee are practicing the same music in separate locations, yet joining together to make a beautiful and joyful sound on Sunday, December 12th and Sunday, December 19th.
First United Methodist Church choir members, along with friends from Parkview Baptist, First Presbyterian, St. Luke’s Episcopal, and First Baptist churches have been rehearsing the familiar as well as the new Christmas sounds blended into spirited harmonies among brothers and sisters in the faith. Tracey Thomas, a local educator, directs the choir. First Baptist Church choir in Cherokee has also been meeting since September with other interested singers to practice the new cantata under the direction of Kristy Perry, also an educator, assisted by pastor Ross Ellis. It is nothing short of the Christian spirit that joins many of these different church members to sing the beloved sounds of the season together in both places and look forward to it so much.
Everyone is invited to attend one or both cantata presentations. "O Holy Night" is set for December 12th at 6:00 pm in the sanctuary of the First United Methodist Church. Refreshments will be offered downstairs afterward. On December 19th, you are invited to Cherokee to the First Baptist Church to enjoy the music and message of Christmas. No admission will be charged. Nothing will be asked of you except perhaps to turn off cell phones, pause from the hustle of the hectic season and take pleasure in the gift of Christmas music offered to you. Please come. Your presence will be an honor to those who have prepared this gift of song, and a glory to the Lord, author of this lovely season. As the music is being shared in two locations, may our prayers be multiplied for and throughout our community.