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Angelic Christmas Perspective At FPCM

"Conversations With Gabriella" will be presented at 4:00pm on Sunday, December 16 at the First Presbyterian Church of Montrose. The production features four short drama sketches that shed an angelic perspective on Christmas, plus special music by the Montrose Carolers and a time for singing Christmas carols.

Whimsical and naive, Gabriella questions Gabriel about his secret missions to deliver special messages to Zechariah, Mary, Joseph and the shepherds. Gabriella's inability to understand the Mighty One's master plan leads to amusing insights that highlight the mystery and cost of the Incarnation from heaven's perspective.

Laura McCarey plays the part of Gabriella, while Patti Souder portrays Gabriel. The Montrose Carolers, who shared their talents and enthusiasm by caroling around town during Christmas in Montrose, will provide special music and lead the audience in singing Christmas carols. Members of the Montrose Carolers include Eileen Craige, Laura McCarey, Denise Russell and Jessica Sheridan. Johanna Masters will play seasonal selections to add to the celebration of this special eventide program.

All are invited to this unique drama production written by Patti Souder. Light refreshments will be served after the presentation.

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Alive Together! To Stuff Stockings

Submitted By Pastor Jackie Condon

United Methodist Community Church of Great Bend's Sunday Evening Service Alive Together! will be stuffing stockings for the homeless on December 9th. We are accepting donations of Christmas stockings, heavy socks, gloves, small travel size hygiene products, protein bars and other small snacks and bottled water.

The homeless may seem invisible in the Hallstead/Great Bend area. but the problem of homelessness is nationwide. At this time of year (and all year), we would like to make sure they know they are not forgotten. Stockings will be distributed through local agencies. Stockings will also be given to those who would like to have a stocking available for immediate distribution on the street.

Items may be dropped off at the UMCC Office, 436 Main Street, Great Bend, during office hours 9:00am-2:00pm, Monday through Thursday, or Sunday morning between 9:00am-10:30am. Items may also be brought to the Alive! service on December 9th between 5:30pm-7:00pm. Contact the church office at 570-879-4506 with any questions.

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