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Singing Christmas Tree - Agawam
What:Bethany Assembly of God in Agawam, MA will be presenting their 2017 Singing Christmas Tree
Spectacular in eight presentations the first two weekends of December. Featuring the Bethany
Choir and Orchestra, this 43rd annual edition of the Spectacular rings in the Christmas holidays,
proclaiming the true meaning of Christmas … the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
The 60-voice Choir, adorned on a 25’ tall Christmas tree as ornaments, will be accompanied by
the 18-piece Bethany Orchestra. For this year’s musical, the Spectacular is returning to
“The Nativity Symphony”, with songs familiar and new, arranged and orchestrated by
Bradley Knight, the principal pianist & arranger/orchestrator for the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.

The Singing Christmas Tree Spectacular will be done in four musical segments: The
Proclamation of Christmas, The Advent of Christmas, The Celebration of Christmas and The
Glory of Christmas. Enhancing the music will be lighting on the Tree, “dancing” to the beat of the
music, in addition to “environmental projection” on the walls complementing the mood and focus
of the music. The Bethany Drama Department, under the direction of Marilene Allen
(owner/director of The Red Door Theatre), will re-enact the nativity scene with Mary, Joseph,
Jesus, the angels, shepherds and wise men. The Spectacular becomes a feast for the eyes and
ears bringing the Advent of the Christ-child alive once again to all who attend, regardless of age!
Presentations are Friday, December 1st at 7 pm; Saturday, December 2nd at 6 pm and Sunday,
December 3rd at 3 and 6 pm. The schedule will be the same for the second weekend,
December 8-10. All seats are free with no individual reserved seating. Seating for large groups can be arranged by calling the church office. There will be signing for the deaf in each presentation as well as a well-staffed nursery for infants.
When:2017-12-01 through 2017-12-03
Multiple Times
Where:Bethany Assembly of God
580 Main Street
Agawam, MA
Awakening Christmas Tour with John Waller - Hampden
What:Join us for an incredilbe night of worship and Christmas music with John Waller and Family featuring HumbleTip. This is a free concert with a love offering taken for the Waller family.

7:30-9:30 pm
Where:Life Church
216 Allen Street
Hampden, MA
Spirit of the Season - Chicopee
What:The Advancement Office at Pope Francis High School is working with Santa’s elves to bring the “Spirit of the Season” fundraiser to Pope Francis High! On December 7, 2017, the foyer of Pope Francis High School will be transformed into a holiday shopping wonderland! We will be asking faculty, parents and students to help us put together exciting themed gift baskets for a silent auction and a few live auction items that parents and friends must have! In addition to the auction items, there will be hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and live music!

Tickets are now available: $25 for one or $40 for two. A free drink will be given with every ticket purchased. To attend, contact Dianne Regnier at (413) 331-2480, ext. 1271.
Where:Pope Francis High School
134 Springfield Street
Chicopee, MA
A Bethlehem Christmas in Hampden
What:Step into first century Bethlehem and experience Christmas like never before!

Encounter daily life in the town where Jesus was born. Visit craftspeople in their shops. Meet townspeople as well as shepherds who have come in from the field to find out what all the commotion is about. There's news of a baby born in the stable down the street!

More than a live nativity, A Bethlehem Christmas is an interactive, engaging tour through the streets of old-world Bethlehem that will make the true story of Christmas come to life.

A fun, free, family event, A Bethlehem Christmas will have two dates and times:

Friday December 8th - 5:30 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday December 9th - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Arrive any time during event hours, but plan to stay for at least an hour for the complete experience.

Also, please consider joining us for our worship service on Sundays at 10 AM and our Carols & Candles Christmas Eve service December 24th at 11 PM. For more info, please visit our website at
When:2017-12-08 through 2017-12-09
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Where:Bethlehem Church
123 Allen Street
Hampden, MA
Ember: Christmas Worship Night
What:Once a quarter Christians from The Pioneer Valley & North Central Ct gather to unite for a Night of Worship. This is a non-denominational gathering designed to unite local churches. No matter your denomination or background.

Ember Christmas Worship Night will focus on singing carols and worship songs to our King, Jesus Christ! This time Ember will be hosted by Cornerstone Church in East Longmeadow.

There is no charge. Just come on out and gather with your Q Family for this wonderful evening of worship.
Where:Cornerstone Church
15 Kibbe Road
East Longmeadow, MA
Hope for Today
Go through his open gates with great thanksgiving; enter his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and bless his name.
Psalm 100:4 TLB