Who is online?
In total there are 8 users online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 8 Guests :: 1 Bot


[ View the whole list ]

Most users ever online was 111 on Thu 12 Dec 2013, 2:28 am
Latest topics
» R.D SOUZA Saved by faith
Yesterday at 9:17 pm by Admin

» THE MASTERS LIST Dean W. Masters
Yesterday at 9:14 pm by Admin

Yesterday at 8:48 pm by Admin

» Meditation Chip Brogden
Yesterday at 8:46 pm by Admin

»  HONEST REPORTING Defending Israel from Media Bias plz read REGULAR UPDATES
Yesterday at 4:31 pm by Admin

Yesterday at 3:27 pm by Admin

Yesterday at 12:44 pm by Admin

» US says Western Wall to remain part of Israel
Yesterday at 11:31 am by Admin

» Daily Disciples
Yesterday at 10:18 am by Admin

Yesterday at 10:17 am by Admin

Yesterday at 12:20 am by Admin

» NUGGET Today's Devotional
Yesterday at 12:12 am by Admin

Sat 16 Dec 2017, 10:59 pm by Admin

Sat 16 Dec 2017, 12:32 am by Admin

Sat 16 Dec 2017, 12:26 am by Admin

» My Manna
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 11:57 pm by Admin

» +Dev+ Michael D. Inman
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 11:50 pm by Admin

Fri 15 Dec 2017, 11:15 pm by Admin

Fri 15 Dec 2017, 10:27 pm by Admin

»  Has the Zechariah 12 Battle Already Begun?
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 9:59 pm by Admin


This School Is Keeping The Christ In Christmas!

View previous topic View next topic Go down

This School Is Keeping The Christ In Christmas!

Post  Admin on Mon 21 Dec 2015, 10:54 am


Their Live Nativity Scene Was Banned, So The School Did THIS Instead!
facebookShare on Facebook

This School Is Keeping The Christ In Christmas!
Credit: Sam Householder/The Elkhart Truth
For the students at Concord High School in Indiana, the annual “Christmas Spectacular” was meant to be just that — spectacular. Everyone involved poured their hearts, time and energy into making it a performance to remember. Hours were spent rehearsing and preparing for the elaborate mix of dancing and singing alongside the marching band, as well as the orchestra.

Credit: Concord Performing Arts

So, when a federal judge banned the live nativity scene that had been planned as part of the show, it was disheartening to say the least.
Credit: Youtube/Ed Man

An uproar hit on social media from the local community that as a whole supported the scene’s inclusion. But the court mandate stood, and as they say in the theater biz, the show must go on.
But to the audience’s surprise and delight, as the curtain rose, there stood Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus, surrounded by the three wise men. However, instead of live performers as had originally been planned, the nativity scene was composed of mannequins!
Credit: Sam Householder/The Elkhart Truth

You see, the injunction filed by the federal judge had prohibited a live nativity scene. But there was nothing in it that said a static nativity scene couldn’t be used. And in the spirit of inclusiveness, in addition to the nativity scene, this year’s Christmas Spectacular also showcased songs about Hanukkah and Kwanza.
Credit: Twitter
While there were a few grumbles, the overwhelming response to the nativity scene was supportive. The judge’s ruling had caused quite a stir in the community when it was announced, so the life-sized figurine nativity scene was met with much applause and enthusiasm.

“It’s very emotional, I was actually tearful when it came out,” one of the audience members told FOX 59.
Scott Spradling, director of Concord High School’s Performing Arts Department, was glad to see the addition of the static nativity scene was so well received. He insists that it was not meant in any way to be a jab at the court order, but rather a last-minute improvisation in order to comply with the court’s mandate without undermining the countless hours and rehearsal time the students had already put into the holiday pageant that was always intended to include a nativity scene.

Scott told The Elkhart Truth, “To me, the bigger aspect of the show was bringing it to the whole level of excellence the community expects. We have great support from our administration and our community. They really support it, and, as far as I could tell, they were really happy with how it all went down.”

Credit: Concord Performing Arts
And judging by the rigorous applause that erupted at the close of each show, there was no question that all of the student’s hard work paid off in the end. Please keep the ongoing case in your prayers, and let’s all make sure to keep the Christ in Christmas!

Let us know what you think below
Check out some other Christian high school students who met with some resistance when they tried to spread the love of Jesus at their school!

Posts : 49264
Join date : 2008-10-25
Age : 72
Location : Wales UK

View user profile http://worldwidechristians.6forum.info

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum