I have always loved the message Paul shares in 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 about the church being one body made of many parts, all with their unique roles to play to make the body work. I see this being played out in so many ways every day at Creekside, but it becomes especially meaningful to me personally around mid-December (the time for our annual Creekside Kidz Christmas Musical).
If you’ve ever been involved in any kind of theatre production, you know there are a lot of moving parts that must come together to pull it off. Our little Christmas musical is no different. There is no way that I as the director or Natalie (Bazemore) as the choir director can do it all on our own. We must have the help and support of other individuals to bring the show to life and bring the story of Jesus’ birth to an audience in a new and unique way. Some of these “parts” in the body of Christ are noticeably front-and-center, while others are quietly serving in the background.
In addition to our actors and singers giving of their time and talents, there are Assistant Directors (two from our Student Ministry this year), an Assistant Choir Director, a Children’s Minister, and a Worship/Tech Team. Church staff members have been making copies and ordering supplies. Parents are helping with props and sets and printed programs and fitting kids into costumes. The Children’s Ministry Council will be helping with actors, sets and whatever else is needed the day of the show. Several of our students will be serving as backstage help and videographers. The Caring Hands Ministry is making special gifts for each participating child. A church member who does not have a child in the play but still wanted to help is making adorable sheep costumes for our smallest singers. The list goes on and on. It’s one body with many parts. I am blessed to have the unique opportunity to see all the parts working separately but then all coming together at the proper time to tell this awesome story from the stage.
We hope you and your family will come to see all the “parts” at work and celebrate with the whole body! Join us on Sunday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the worship center for this year’s Creekside Kidz Christmas musical, “Sheep in Heavenly Peace.” Bring your friends and neighbors and stay for cookies and cocoa and fellowship afterward. The audience is an important part of the body, too, so come be a part of it!