On Sunday, December 12, Generation Church hosted our annual family-friendly celebration in the Rex Theatre and lent their technical expertise, running lights and sound, and creating beautiful projections displaying lyrics on their big screen. Our women’s ensemble led the hour of music making, with their director, Isabelle Peterson, sharing conducting duties with Brenda Smith, director of the Gulf Coast Chorale, and Peter Steenblik, our artistic director. In addition, between sing-along sets, the ensemble, the Chorale, and members of the Choral Society performed songs from recent holiday concerts. Pastor Brian Stocks greeted us, Kerry Smayda of Manna Pantries encouraged us to remember our neighbors, Santa paid us a visit and posed for photos, and the church and Society provided a spread of holiday goodies with hot chocolate.  Many thanks to everyone who attended, sang, and donated food or cash to Manna.

Graphic: John Medzerian