Congregation makes it a memorable Christmas
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories running on the 12 days before Christmas to recognize individuals and groups who make the holidays better for others.
photo: JOE CROCETTA / staff photographer
About 50 people at Bethel Assembly of God on Wilson Boulevard in Hagerstown used a mix of music and monologues to put on "A Christmas to Remember" last weekend.
"We used a wide variety of costuming," said Richard A. Pruitt, the musical director and worship and outreach pastor.
Biblical characters, including Mary and Joseph, wore clothing from the period. Modern-day characters were attired in sweaters and khaki pants.
In some scenes, men wore tuxedoes and women wore 100-year-old Christmas garb.
Pruitt said the troupe and the technical crew practiced for more than two months for the show, which featured three tenors and a worship dance team.