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I had a front row seat for three all-star Christmas presentations by our Children’s Ministry.

Color me, “Proud Pastor.”

None of the participants were my children or grandchildren, but they were all family!

On Our First Day of Christmas There Were

22 bell ringers chiming,
8 cheerleaders jumping,
7 angels singing,
5 band members serenading,
4 line dancers grooving,
3 C & W singers crooning,
2 choir directors leading,
1 sixty-five voice choir singing
and a partridge in a pear tree (OK, so no partridge).

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A Christmas Extravaganza

Yep, it was our King’s Kids Christmas presentation!

There was Ginger Breadhouse, Holly Branch, Candy Cane, Mary, and…Ned, Ted and Jed!

Miss Carolyn Bells, the children’s choir director, was leading the kids through their first rehearsal for their Christmas Extravaganza. As they began to share their thoughts on Christmas, the heart of the story came to the forefront as Mary began to tell everyone about the Christmas Cross—a very special ornament with special significance—an heirloom, handed down by her grandmother. She explained the meaning behind the ornament – “You can’t have Christmas without the Cross.”2014-12-07 10.08.02

When the cherished ornament was accidentally crushed and broken, the act of forgiveness and the skills set of a Home Depot whiz put everybody’s Christmas back together.

The Kids Got It Right

The kids got it right, in a big way.

They were prepared, poised, and poignant. They shared a powerful message about the love of God and forgiveness.

Kudos to their parents and to the passionately devoted volunteers who worked for months to pull this off.

And the reviews are in…

“Fantastic production!!! Kids were awesome!” M.B.

“Awesome! Congratulations to the King’s Kids!” T.S.

“Loved the performance today. Best production yet!” S.H.

The kids looked like they had fun helping adults laugh and cheer and focus on the real meaning of Christmas.

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No Foolin’ The Kids

“You can’t have Christmas without Jesus.”

In a day and age of trying to replace “Merry Christmas” with “Holiday Greetings” and “Winter Solstice Celebrations,” there is no foolin’ the kids with politically correct alternatives.

Our kids are the church of today, not tomorrow.

They led very well.

Thanks to our Childrens Pastor, Charity Mongrain, and Tracey, Katelyn and Kayla Kimo and their team of volunteers for pulling off a fantastic production!

QUESTION: What was your favourite part of “The Christmas Cross?” Please leave a comment below.

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers


  • Lavinia Lourdusamy-Usuanlele says:

    My favorite part was when the cross came up and was lited. It was a beautiful production…well done!

  • bob jones says:

    I believe this is your first comment on Pointes of View. Thank you for joining the conversation Lavinia. Glad you enjoyed the presentation!

  • Anita says:

    The most touching part was when the cross came up and was lit…I’m getting a bit teary right now just thinking about it. That Jesus would come down just to sacrifice himself, its amazing!! My favourite part was watching/hearing the kids…you’re never quite sure what they’re going to do 🙂

  • bob jones says:

    That was a spectacular moment. Sometimes an image alone can say than words could ever communicate.

  • Lavinia Lourdusamy-Usuanlele says:

    Yes it is Pastor but I do enjoy and look forward to reading your blogs.

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