John Jakes’ adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel.
Presented by Grade 8.
Friday, January 11, 2019, 7:00 PM
Saturday, January 12, 2019, 2:00 PM
$10 in advance / $12 at the door
CHILDREN (12 & under):
$8 in advance / $10 at the door
Children 3 and under, no charge
“Some people laughed to see the alteration in Ebenezer Scrooge. But he let them laugh, and didn’t heed them because his own heart laughed – and that was quite enough for him…From then on, it was always said of him that he knew how to keep Christmas well.”
From the Director, Mrs. Sharon James-Ledbetter:
This classic story embodies the essence of the Gospel message and our own transformation from death to life in Christ. Like Ebenezer Scrooge, we were “dead in the trespasses and sins in which we once walked, following the course of this world” (Ephesians 2:1-2), and like Scrooge, we are given a chance to receive new life, for “God, being right in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead… made us alive together with Christ” (Ephesians 2:4-5).
The prophetic voices of the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future pursue Scrooge, revealing to him the truth of his human condition and drawing him to repentance. When the scales of blindness burn away from Scrooge’s eyes, he becomes a man transformed. His self-absorbed heart fills with Love! His petty meanness gives way to Joy! Embracing the true meaning of Christmas, Scrooge resolves to make things right and restore relationship with all whose lives he has made miserable. The undeserving Scrooge experiences the essence of grace and is welcomed in to the fellowship of family and friends. So, too, we have been given “the immeasurable riches of God’s grace in kindness shown toward us in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:7), and we are welcomed into the family of God.
I am confident that this year’s 8th grade students, the CHA student body, and our greater community will be all the richer in spirit and faith in God for our immersion in this beloved redemption story.