by Katie Beaumont, Director of Fine Arts
“Christmas is nearly everyone’s favorite time of year because it is adorned with so many special celebrations, happy memories, delightful stories, and wonderful songs. It is a season of selfless giving, expressive love, and poetic joy. As a result, Christmas has been the focus of some of the greatest art, music, literature, and ideas of all time.” – George Grant
Christmas is a special season at The Habersham School as we join together as a community to remember what matters most. This Christmas we will be blessed with two different productions.
The 3rd-12th Show
The first show, taking place Monday, Dec. 14th at 6pm, is “An English Christmas…featuring: A Christmas Carol.” Our 3rd – 5th graders and a select cast of 6th-12th grade students will revisit the classic carols and stories from England that make up many of our own American traditions today. We will consider the themes of mercy and compassion, recalling the message of 2 Corinthians 8:9, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.” This powerful picture of love compels us to reach out to those around us with the same mercy that we were shown. In application of this truth, we will be collecting donations at both shows for our Gould Cottage neighbors, The Living Vine, Christian Maternity Home. What a wonderful opportunity to put our faith into action.
The PreK3-2nd Show
The second production, taking place Tuesday, Dec. 15th at 11am, will be “A Charlie Brown Christmas” presented by our PK3 – 2nd grade classes. This well loved American classic will remind us what Christmas is all about as this favorite cast of characters wrestles with the materialism of the season and the true gift of God’s Son. Just wait until you hear our beautiful children sing, “Christmas time is here…” You won’t want to miss it!
A Timeless Story
Embedded in each of these shows is the message of a timeless story and with it the hope and joy of a promised Savior sent to rescue our broken world. My prayer for our school is that as we gather together, God will soften our hearts to hear this good news once again.
Both shows will take place at The Historic Savannah Theatre located downtown on Chippewa Square. All proceeds will go to The Living Vine, Christian Maternity Home, located at 535 E 54th St. Savannah. For more information about the home, click here.