Newtown Quaker Meeting Children to Feature the Christmas Story

The children of Newtown Quaker Meeting will present a special one hour Christmas program featuring the traditional Christmas Story on Sunday, December 18, at 11:00 a.m. at the historic Friends Meetinghouse at 219 Court Street.

For this special day of programs, the usual Quaker meeting for worship gathering in silent expectation will be held at 10:00 a.m.

Sarah Buxton of Newtown, Clerk of the Children’s Education Committee, said, “The young people are very excited about our program this year. Children from kindergarten through eighth grade are participating in the Christmas Story and the children have had a lot of fun rehearsing. The children will be reading passages from Luke and there will be songs and music to celebrate and complement the story of the birth of Jesus.

Deborah Watts, Performing Arts Department Chair and Music Director at the Hun School of Princeton and Newtown Quaker Meeting member, will conduct “the children’s orchestra.” Sarah Buxton said, “It is very exciting to have a skilled music professional like Debbie working with us and we look forward to this aspect of the pageant growing in the years ahead. It is inspiring to see our children celebrating as a community through music .”

Following the children’s program, there will be finger food at noon in the Gathering Room of the historic Meetinghouse. The public is invited to attend all events. Childcare is provided. Newtown Friends Meeting was co-founded in 1815 by Quaker minister and artist, Edward Hicks.

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