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Thank you to all of the CUCC Players for a pageant that lifted our hearts and reminded us of that God comes to us as a child.  A special thank you to Anne Bailey Zschau, who in addition to being the Children’s Education Coordinator, is our stage manager, costume mistress, casting director, and sag wagon.

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  • donkeys 800
  • Shepherds and donkeys prepare
  • The camel - all three parts - is in costume
  • A sheep and a cow prepare for their roles
  • A little lamb gets help from a CUCC 800
  • The heavenly choir of angels
  • Pastor Śānti narrates
  • Jesus has things to say to a lamb feeding in the manger.
  • The ensemble sings Friendly Beasts
  • The shepherds sing
  • The flock sings
  • A lamb brings glad tidings
  • 3 wise ones bring gifts
  • Shepherds exit
  • elder cow exits
  • the dove exits
  • A shepherd and angels exit
  • Angels and Joseph exit
  • Mary and Jesus exit
  • Gathered around the table, the cast celebrates a story well-told
  • after party 3 800
  • Acting is thirsty work
  • Director, stage manager, snack-bringer – Ms. Anne Bailey does it all 800