What if the Christmas story happened today? Would it make headline news? One church in our region thinks so. That’s why the church’s Christmas program breaks tradition with some breaking news.
“I'm Grace Imboden, and we're at New Hope United Methodist Church.”
It's not WSAZ, but they are on their way.
“I’ve got some breaking news... I just spoke with some Wise men from the east.”
The children portrayed reporters, so they could gather the facts. It's a new way to tell an old story.
“It’s about how Jesus was born and how everyone came to see him.”
“We have to do these types of things to keep kids interested, because we compete with so many different things. We have to bring things up to date to make it exciting for them.”
“I'm Vesta Gates and I'm here with King Herod the great. Is it true?”
“Everyone has a different role. Carly Nichols was the makeup artist.”
“I had to fix hair and make sure you couldn't see any blemishes on her face,” said Nichols.
Drew Norris played "Freddy Factoid.” A reporter with a nose for news.
“On the six short miles song, I had to interview Wise men, so I spin around and right stuff down,” said Norris.
It's not your traditional Christmas play, but it has the traditional message.
The youth group of New Hope United Methodist church visited WSAZ back in October. They wanted to learn how a real newscast is run so they could take what they learned to the stage.