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Ghent Church updated 11-11-19

Living Nativity 2019: Volunteers and Actors Needed

Come experience the wonder of our Savior's birth in Stockley Gardens (at Raleigh Avenue) on Sunday, December 8th, from 4:30 pm - 6:30 p.m.

As always, this event is only possible with volunteers like you! We will need help with:

  • Stable Construction on Saturday, December 7th at 9 am: 2 volunteers needed
  • Stable set up/break down in Stockley Gardens: 2 volunteers needed
  • Costume/Cast Coordinator: 1 volunteer needed
  • Mary Actor: 1 volunteer needed
  • Joseph Actor: 1 volunteer needed
  • Angels: 1 adult + misc. kids who want to take turns
  • Shepherds: 1 adult + misc. kids who want to take turns
  • Stable de-Construction: date/time TBA: 2-3 volunteers

Please view the sign-ups for a complete listing of volunteer opportunities. There is something for everyone!

We will once again have live animals from Teeny Tiny Farms, including a miniature donkey, a miniature cow, a miniature goat, a miniature sheep, and a miniature llama! Animals will be available to meet at 4:30 pm, and will be onsite until 6:30 pm.

Our manger scene, featuring actors playing the parts of the Holy Family, the Wise Men, and plenty of shepherds and angels, will be in place by 5:00 pm.

At 5:30 pm, Pastor Melody will lead a brief candlelight service with traditional Christmas carols. Afterwards, Santa Claus will lead everyone inside to enjoy fellowship and a family-style supper together.

This FREE child- and family-friendly event is open to all. Please invite family, friends and neighbors to attend.

For more information, contact Jennifer Gross-Statler by clicking here.

Date: 12/08/2019 (Sun.)

Time: 4:30pm - 6:30pm EST

Location: Stockley Gardens and Ghent UMC Fellowship Hall

Created by:   Lisa King
 
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Available Slot

Stable Construction (5)

5 people to help put together the stable (already made, the parts need assembly). Saturday, December 7th at 9:00 am in the church parking lot.

 
4 of 5 slots filled
Brian King
Steve Loomis
Tom Statler
Jonathan Tanner

Provide Hay Bales (2)

Provide 2 hay bales for laying around the nativity. (Available at Lowes, Home Depot or garden supply stores)

 
All slots filled
Karen Kowalski
Karen Kowalski

Publicity volunteers (3)

Help distribute fliers to Ghent area prior to the event.

 
All slots filled
Lynn Tiedge
Yvette Baker
Will the fliers be emailed?
Faye Joseph

Costume & Cast Coordinator

Prepare costumes for cast prior to December 8th. Review roles & assign costumes to cast members immediately after 10 am worship on Dec. 8th. Supervise placement of actors during Living Nativity. Coordinate cleaning/storing the costumes after the event.

 

Greet & Mix With Outside Guests (2)

Greet & mix with guests,help direct guests to fellowship hall for dinner, and remain outside to fellowship with those who choose to stay with animals during dinnertime portion of event.

 
All slots filled
Karen Kowalski
Doug Pilley

Stable Set Up/Break Down (4)

4 people to MOVE STABLE TO Stockley Gardens at 3:30 pm on the day of the event. THEN MOVE IT BACK TO parking lot immediately following the event (about 6:30 pm).

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Steve Loomis
Jennifer Gross-Statler

A/V & Lighting equipment volunteer

Set up speakers, microphones, extension cords, lights, and generator (if needed) in Stockley Gardens by 4:30 p.m.- then take down and store afterwards. Will need to make sure equipment is ready prior to that day.

 
Brian King

Mary actor

4:45 to approximately 5:45 p.m. NOTE: Cast members will also meet with Cast Coordinator following 10 am worship on Dec. 8th to review role and receive costume.

 
Natalie Foster

Joseph actor

4:45 to approximately 5:45 p.m. NOTE: Cast members will also meet with Cast Coordinator following 10 am worship on Dec. 8th to review role and receive costume.

 

3 Wise Men actors (3)

4:45 to approximately 5:45 p.m. NOTE: Cast members will also meet with Cast Coordinator following 10 am worship on Dec. 8th to review role and receive costume.

 
All slots filled
Gina Brisgone
Steve vegh
Peter Griffin
Thomas Hasson

2 Angel actors (2)

4:45 to approximately 5:45 p.m. NOTE: Cast members will also meet with Cast Coordinator following 10 am worship on Dec. 8th to review role and receive costume.

 
All slots filled
Gina Brisgone
Sylvie vegh
Laurie De Grand
Maura

2 Shepherd actors (2)

4:45 to approximately 5:45 p.m. NOTE: Cast members will also meet with Cast Coordinator following 10 am worship on Dec. 8th to review role and receive costume.

 
1 of 2 slots filled
G. King

Angel actors (5)

NO SET TIMES- ideal for younger children who may not want to stay the entire time. NOTE: Cast members will also meet with Cast Coordinator following 10 am worship on Dec. 8th to review role and receive costume.

 
3 of 5 slots filled
Gina Brisgone
Gina brisgone
Natalie Foster
Iylah
Laurie De Grand

Shepherd actors (5)

NO SET TIMES- ideal for younger children who may not want to stay the entire time. NOTE: Cast members will also meet with Cast Coordinator following 10 am worship on Dec. 8th to review role and receive costume.

 
2 of 5 slots filled
Laurie De Grand (2)
Nate and Ezra

Stable de-Construction (5)

5 people to help break down the stable. Date and time TBA.

 
2 of 5 slots filled
Peter Griffin
Steve Loomis
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