First United Methodist Church of Center to present Annual Christmas Cantata

Public invited to Sunday, Dec. 16, 10 a.m. event

A longtime Christmas tradition continues at the First United Methodist Church (UMC) of Center as the church’s Chancel Choir presents its annual Christmas Cantata.

Rev. Karen Jones extends the invitation for everyone to attend the cantata on Sunday, December 16 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Center First UMC located at 211 Porter Street.

The First UMC Chancel Choir will perform this year’s cantata titled “Sing a Song of Christmas” written by composers Michael Barrett and Joseph M. Martin offering traditional carols in a jubilant mix and musical variety ranging from galloping gospels, to contemporary ballads and joyful carols to tender manger lullabies.

Under the direction of Chris Watlington, First UMC Music Director, the cantata will include the church hand bells ensemble and local musicians accompanied by a video developed by Watlington with the assistance of church members sharing the Christmas story.