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Please join us as we take The Journey: Walking the road to Bethlehem.
The church will host one of the most revered Christmas stories in December when the First Methodist Players present “It’s a Wonderful Life: the Radio Play,” adapted from the classic Frank Capra film. The event is free for everyone, and donations will be gladly accepted. If you’d like to reserve a table to make sure you get a spot, it’s only $10 to reserve a table of eight. The play, directed by Tim Luke, is put on in conjunction with Portland’s North End Players. The cast of 15 will include several children of the church as well. While the story may be familiar, this take on “It’s a Wonderful Life” will be done in the style of a classic radio drama of the ‘30s and ‘40s. All performances will be in Jason Lee Hall at Vancouver First United Methodist Church.
Join the 50-voice Bravo! Chorale, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, soloists and Conductor Dr. Maria Manzo for a performance of Handel’s MESSIAH at FUMC on Sunday, December 6, at 3:00pm in the Sanctuary. More than 270 years after its premiere performance in Dublin, George Handel’s MESSIAH remains one of most popular pieces of music throughout the world. Handel composed the music in a mere 24 days – an astounding musical accomplishment – which many people consider nothing short of a miracle! For some, MESSIAH is pure entertainment, while for others it is “The Greatest Story Ever Told”. With its recognizable and familiar melodies and the iconic Hallelujah Chorus, one thing is for certain — MESSIAH continues to have widespread musical appeal for all audiences and musicians alike. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the Advent and Christmas Seasons!