Centennial News • Donnie Compton
Living Christmas Tree an event not to be missed
It has been a busy week at Centennial Baptist Church, as we prepare for our Living Christmas Tree program. This year’s program is titled “Gloria, A Christmas Experience,” created by Bradley Knight from Prestonwood Church in Plano, Texas. The Celebration Choir began rehearsals in July and have been working diligently for this week to come. We invite you to join us on Saturday, Dec. 8 or Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. to experience the lights, sounds and the Christmas Story, centered around the Tree.
This Christmas Tradition began in 2005 because of a $25,000 gift, that made the purchase of the tree possible. The first year we erected the tree it took two days to construct. We now can do it in 10 hours. It’s like a giant Erector set. A crew of 12 men erect the steel work and the Choir comes in and adds the greenery, lights and electronics. It is an awesome site to see and I praise God for the many people that give of their time to get this Tree built and dismantled.
My favorite song in the program this year is “No Eye Had Seen.” It starts like this: “No eye had seen, no ear had heard, ‘til host on high proclaimed Jesus’ birth.” 1st Corinthians 2:9. Can you imagine being around when the Heavens declared the Birth of Jesus! I am so glad to know this Christ Child personally, as my Savior. He came for me and for you.
I have been preparing for Christmas Musicals at Centennial Baptist Church, for 26 years and it is the joy of my life. Nothing would bring me more Joy than for you to come and experience Christmas with us this weekend. There will be Children’s Choirs and puppets participating in the program. Don’t miss it!
– Rev. Donnie Compton,
Centennial Baptist Church
Associate Pastor and Minister of Music
Printed in the December 6, 2012 edition