Swing into the holiday season with the Bethel Community Choir

From left are Alan Ausman, Jeremiah Hembree, Glen Calhoun, and Tim Smith.
“A 1940s Christmas Homecoming” will be presented at the United Methodist Church at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.

This musical production is filled with upbeat, big band arrangements bringing the period to life with traditional holiday carols and beautiful songs, reassuring that even in the midst of dark times, God is in complete control and “all is calm, all is bright.” Through this touching story, the true meaning of God sending His son to earth is dramatically illustrated.

The choir is under the direction of Rhonda Bennett and is composed of more than 50 individuals representing as many as six area churches. The show features the Bethel Assembly of God’s Pastor Jeremiah Hembree and wife Heather as the main characters along with Tim Smith, Glen Calhoun, Eric Riedel, and Madison Bailey and the children’s choir.

The World War II veterans will be featured as a part of the program, with a video presentation prepared by Dona Fultz. Military personnel, active or retired, are invited to wear their uniforms, as they will be honored during the show.

The community choir plays the part of the USO troop in the musical and the USO will have members of their organization attending the program.

The church is located at 402 W. Plane Street. For more information, call the church office at (513) 734-7201.