Stratford Progressive Community Christmas is Sunday

STRATFORD — The Biennial Progressive Community Christmas Program will be held starting at 4:30 pm. Sunday. This is under the direction of the Stratford area churches. Round up your warm clothes, open eyes, and listening ears, and prepare for a new and exciting, live-action, approach to Christmas.

Come inside Stratford Lutheran Church to meet Mary, Elizabeth, Joseph, and Gabriel the angel, and take a new look at the “Announcement” of this amazing event observed as Christmas.

As they finish, the shepherds will be out in the field with live sheep and goats, and visitors will journey with them to Bethlehem (Calvary United Methodist Church).

Meet the Innkeeper and discover how Joseph and Mary ended up in a stable for the birth of the baby Jesus, the King of Kings. Music, the traveling shepherds, and other actors will tell the story of “The Greatest Wonder.”

From there everyone will move on to the First Baptist Church to become acquainted with the Wise Men from afar, their gifts for Jesus, and “The Affirmation.”

Music, costuming, multi-generational involvement, and observer participation are planned. Following the tour First Baptist will host a time of fellowship with coffee, punch, and cookies.