by Gladys Neigel
Not a typical Christmas program, the concerts held at Jacksonville Mandarin, Fla., Church are a plethora of sound, lights, technology, music, and vignettes that bring stories to life.
Last year’s concert, Reflections, was widely received, and more than 100 community guests attended the program. The participants, who perform as polished professionals, are church members who give their time to create this special gift for the holiday season.
The theme for this year’s program is Hearts of Christmas. Pastor Juan Rodriguez explains, “We will hear from the Christmas story’s traditional main characters as they share their feelings surrounding the birth of Jesus.”
All are invited to this year’s Hearts of Christmas program, December 11, 7:00 p.m. at 10911 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville. More information is available from the church: (904) 268-7476.
The program will be streamed live from the church’s web site at http://www.mandarinsda.org/