A re-telling of the story of the first Christmas with contemporary styling and humor was presented last weekend at Peninsula Grace Brethren Church on K-Beach Rd. Called Christmas Dessert 2002, under the direction of Pastor Dan Thornton, a cast and crew of nearly 100 children and adults presented the cantata created by Geron Davis entitled "Hope Has Come." According to the Thornton the Hope does not refer to the hope as in, " I hope I don't get another ugly tie for Christmas this year, or I hope I do get the snow machine I want," it's the kind of biblical hope described in I Corinthians together with faith and love.
The performance, with homemade desserts served during intermission, played to full houses at the Peninsula Grace Brethren gymnasium for two weekends. With vocalizations in both Upik and English, the Alaska Christian College Choir accompanied by Jason Battiest, from Broken Bow, Okalahoma on guitar and Jon Taylor, of Harrison Arizona on drumbek, did an outstanding rendition of the contemporary gospel song "Fly Like an Eagle."
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