HCN’s Children’s Ministries presented “Christmas Gifts” from the Lamb’s Club Children and “A King Is Coming To Town” from the His Kids Crew on Sunday, December 4, 2011, at 6:00 PM in The Center. The Lamb’s Club (pre-school) program was directed by Amy Slocum with assistance from Adrie Brown and Rachel Jones. Toddler I Bell Ringers were Liam Boling, Zoie Butler, Addiston Miller, Katie Grace Walvoord, Lanie Kate Jordan, Atalaya Biggs, Gibson Lutz, and Porter Hood. Handbell Ringers were Caeden Boling, Megan Ermshar, Tyler Koon, Harper Kate Miles, Kennedy Plummer, Carson Slocum, and Nicholas York. Speakers were Caeden Boling, Megan Ermshar, Tyler Koon, Harper Kate Miles, Kennedy Plummer, Carson Slocum, Nicholas York, Kyler Kelley, Cole Petroff, Owen Agee, Mercedes Greathouse, Bryan Ermshar, and Seth Stride. Nativity Scene Characters were Mason Beach, Emmy Biggs, Amanda Dillon, Ellianna Gamble, Brandon Helm, Keegan Lutz, Emma Petroff, Lucas Waller, Lucia Greathouse, Cooper Jordan, Emilee Koon, Larry Douglas Pardue, Leyton Plummer, Austin Reigard, Jake Stride, Caroline Walker, and Savannah Szyperski.
Tammy Tarter served as His Kids’ general director, with assistants, Julie Groover and Jessica Agee in music and April Swoner and Kristin Jordan in drama. Robert Sullivan ran sound and lights. Jody Scott and Betty Willis prepared the set. The cast for “A King Is Coming To Town” included Caroline Brasfield, Reid Swoner, Trey McNeese, Johnny Pilarski, Jackson Barfield, Selah Coppedge, Summerlyn Hysell, Carter Poole, Stephen Swoner, Rebecca Eiseman, Eva Harris, Madi Slocum, Regan Perkins, and Bethany Webb. Vocalists included Hutson Miles, Sydney Webb, Kyler Kelley, Parker Hollandsworth, Briley Ruff, Bryan Ermshar, Will Stride, Stephen Swoner, Ashlynn Lounsbury, Regan Perkins, Elizabeth Foster, Brooke Bradley, Victoria Hood, William Dillon, Katelyn Brown, Cole Petroff, Owen Agee, Gracie Lee, Sydney Williams, Dillon Massey, Michael Spraker, David Paddon, Christian Rios, Elizabeth Stinson, Gant Brasfield, Camille Reigard, Miranda Spraker, Preston Davis, Brenae Fox, Mercedes Greathouse, Hannah Holderby, Alexi Baltz, Gabby Rouse, Alex Sullivan, Rebecca Eiseman, Madison McNeese, Annalee Poole, Isabella Stinson, Alyssa Mannen, Bethany Webb, Tristan Lee, Breelyn Ruff, Seth Stride, Ian Rouse, Ava Davis, Mia Agee, Dakota Biggs, Eva Harris, Ethan Foster, Abby Reigard, Madi Slocum, Brooklyn Fox, Lyric Gray, and Mary Dillon. I think if you count, there were sixty plus children in the production.
Pastor Carol Waller said people wrapped boxes, herded animals, practiced lines, painted signs, fluffed trees, hung a set, ran power point, invested in the lives of children. Thanks to all parents and children and directors who allowed the rest of us to listen and to see.
Thanks to the Genesis Sunday School Class for providing set-up and for receiving and preparing the food for the rest of us. Thanks to all who brought food to feed our guests. Thanks to the Senior High B1 Students who broke down the chairs and tables and assisted with clean-up.
Steven and Ginger Magee moved with their children to Middle Tennessee from Colorado last year. They brought with them a great desire to begin a teen Bible Quiz program at HCN and they have. Their sons, Taran, Josiah, Daniel, and Nolan were joined by Bryce Poole in this first year, quizzing on the book of Hebrews. In several weeks, I and II Peter will be added to the mix. Half way through the Tennessee District season, Bryce and Nolan have placed in the top five for novice quizzers. Taran, Josiah, and Daniel have placed consistently in the top sixteen quizzers. Daniel and Josiah competed in a national tournament last weekend in St. Louis. In the November meet, one of the HCN teams took second place in the meet. Congratulations to these quizzers and to their dedicated coaches who make the difference in their team effort.
Thanks to Gant Brasfield and Dillon Massey who lighted Advent candles during worship services on Sunday, December 4, 2011, at HCN.
Thanks to Betty and Ken Willis, Keli and Sam Green for using their superb decorating skills over the last two weeks to decorate the church for Advent. Keli and Sam set up the Christmas tree in the Center Lobby. Betty and Ken then relocated the tree so that the crèche could be moved to the corner of the Lobby. Betty has hung banners, hung wreaths inside and outside, prepared bulletin boards for silk screens and stars. Her fingerprints are lots of places around the church.
Do you ever buy a paper from one of the homeless vendors on the streets around Nashville? In the most recent issue of The Contributor, December 2011, Ray Ponce De Leon has written an article about the Trevecca Physician Assistants program and their ministry to the clients at Mercury Courts. He cites Robin Jewett as the coordinator of the effort as she teaches at TNU. Turn to page 4 and read.
This Sunday’s schedule follows regular times and Sunday School. There is a preaching service at 9:00 AM in the Sanctuary and the Worship Choir presents their annual Christmas musical at 10:15 AM in the Center. This gives options to what you want to see and hear. Diane Cater directs the LiveWire (middle school students) Ministry in a drama at 6:00 PM in the Center. Bring pasta and pizza, desserts, and drink to this fellowship. We will get our food first, be seated at tables, and watch the program.
I look forward to singing with you on Sunday.
In Christ Jesus,