NEW GLASGOW, P.E.I. – What do three preoccupied Wisemen and two disgruntled Christmas shoppers have in common? They all missed Christmas.
Such is the storyline for the New Glasgow Christmas Choir’s presentation of the musical play, “Missing Christmas,” at New Glasgow Christian Church Dec. 2 and 3.
“Wonderful music and this humourous and surprising retelling of the Christmas story are a great way to begin Christmas celebrations this year,” suggests one of the organizers.
Admission is free but the choir is hoping to raise enough money through donations to send a stable full of animals to a World Vision village. Through donations to the international charity, it is possible to send farm animals to the world's neediest children and their families.
The World Vision Christmas Gift Catalogue gives groups and individuals the opportunity to bring health and lasting income to a hungry family. The gift of animals is a gift that keeps giving year after year.
The animals aren't just handed over – families attend training classes about animal rearing and breeding. Through the Pass On program, when a family receives goats, for example, they agree to pass on to another family the same number of goats, once the animals have reproduced.
Each Christmas for the past few years, the New Glasgow choir has raised enough money to send several stables of livestock to a needy village. The choir members note that, around the world, the gift of animals is creating a domino effect helping families living in poverty and can transform an entire community.
The “Missing Christmas” musical showtime is 7:30 p.m. for both
Saturday and Sunday shows at the church located opposite the New Glasgow Lobster Suppers on Route 258.