Monday, December 5, 2011

Kensington Church Youth Group Reenacts ‘Las Posadas’ Christmas Story Second Annual Outdoor Community Production Features a Candlelit Procession

Kensington Community Church (KCC), United Church of Christ, celebrated the season with its second annual Las Posadas in Kensington production on Saturday, Dec. 3rd. Put on by the church’s Middle and High School Youth Group, the outdoor reenactment of the Christmas story featured a candlelit community procession with the angel, Mary, Joseph and the donkey as they were turned away by innkeepers at Kensington Café and Starbucks.

Throngs followed Mary and Joseph as they walked down a luminaria-lined street to a Live Nativity and Carol Sing in front of Kensington Community Church. After the event, church members, neighbors and friends enjoyed tamales, piñatas and a petting zoo. Las Posadas is Spanish for “The Inns.”

“Our Las Posadas production is becoming a community tradition in Kensington, celebrating the room we make in our hearts for the peace of Christmas,” said Marg Stark, Youth Group Co- Leader and Religious Education Director at Kensington Community Church.

During its 10 a.m. Sunday service, the church runs a growing religious education program for children ranging from infants to high school students. In addition, the KCC Youth Group meets on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and engages in service projects, social events, music, and much more.