La Canada Presbyterian Church will welcome Christmas with music and drama in the coming weeks, offering events that will appeal to the entire family.
“Home Sweet Home,” a country Christmas concert, will be presented Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3:00 p.m. in the Worship Arts Center. The Cherub Choir and the Celebrate Singers, two of LCPC’s children’s choirs, will sing, dance and entertain with down-home Christmas favorites. The community is invited to celebrate home, family and Jesus in this free concert.
Immediately following the concert, at 3:45 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall, a Family Advent Activity will be offered. Attendees will have opportunities to take a family nativity photo and build an edible nativity scene. A $10 donation per family is suggested. Register at lacanadapc.org/advent-activity.
Samuel Beckett’s iconic play, “Waiting for Godot,” will be staged six times in December as part of the church’s Ovation Arts Series. It is being presented in conjunction with LCPC’s Advent preaching series, “Meaningful Waiting.”
Directed by Tina Tong and featuring Ellie Boggs, Justin S. Fisher, Susan Magee, Emma Walker and William Waters, “Godot” will be staged on Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 8:00 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 2:00 p.m. in the Worship Arts Center. General admission is $15, and two-for-one tickets are available for students, seniors, YMCA members and Arts Guild members.
The LCPC Chancel Choir and Orchestra, featuring 100 combined members, will present a free Christmas concert, “What Shall We Give Him?,” on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 2:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
The multimedia program, directed by Jack Lantz, will tell the Christmas story in song and word. Actor Courtney B. Vance, a La Canada Flintridge resident, will narrate.
Among the songs to be presented are the traditional English carol “Christmas Is Coming,” the American carol “Away in a Manger,” the Catalonian carol “How Far Is It to Bethlehem?” and the Caribbean carol “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy,” as the program crosses stylistic, ethno-musical and cultural boundaries to present all facets of the Christmas story.
La Canada Presbyterian Church is located at 626 Foothill Blvd. For further information, visit lacandapc.org or call the church office at (818) 790-6708.