There are many ways the story of Christmas is shared each season, but one of the traditions held in churches across the region is for the youngest members of those congregations to share the story through programs.
As they sing songs, recite lines and don the costumes of angels, shepherds, wise men or Mary and Joseph, those children present to audiences the true meaning of the Christmas season.
What follows is a list of children’s Christmas programs being held in area churches:
• Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls is holding a program Dec. 16 during its 10:30 a.m. worship service.
• St. John Lutheran Church in Redwood Falls is having a children’s Christmas program Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. in the Estebo PAC at RVMS/HS, the program is also being presented Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. at the church.
• St. Catherine’s Cath-olic Church in Redwood Falls is having its program Dec. 16 at 8:35 a.m.
• The United Metho-dist Church of Redwood Falls is holding a program Dec. 9 at 10:30 a.m.
• Redwood Alliance Church is holding a bowling party at 3 p.m. Dec. 9. followed by supper at the church at 5 p.m. with the children’s Christmas program following at approximately 6 p.m.
• First Presbyterian Church of Redwood Falls is having its Sunday school program Dec. 9 beginning at 10:15 a.m.
• Living Word Church in Redwood Falls is having a program featuring its Sunday school children Dec. 23 at 10 a.m.
• The children at the Redwood Falls Assembly of God Church are going to present a program Dec. 23 at 10 a.m.
• The Redwood Falls Evangelical Free Church is having its program Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.
• Grace Lutheran Church in Belview is hosting its children’s program Dec. 16 at 10:30 a.m.
• A Sunday school program is being held Dec. 24 at 4 p.m. at Word of Life Lutheran Church in Belview.
• St. John Lutheran Church is hosting a children’s Christmas program Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.
• Peace Lutheran Church in Echo is hosting a program starting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24
• Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Milroy is hosting a program Dec. 9 at 8:30 a.m.
• Trinity Lutheran Church in Lucan is hosting a Christmas program Dec. 23 at 10 a.m.
• St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Wabasso is hosting a program Dec. 16 at 9 a.m.
• Echo Alliance Church in Echo is having its Sunday school program Dec. 16 starting at 6:30 p.m.
• St. John Lutheran of Morgan and Morgan United Methodist churches are having a program Dec. 16 starting at 10 a.m.
Page 2 of 2 - • Our Savior’s and Rock Dell Lutheran churches are having a program featuring the children Dec. 16 at 4 p.m. at Rock Dell.
• The students at St. John Lutheran School in Redwood Falls are doing their annual Christmas on the Road programs this year. The programs are being held Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. at the Redwood senior dining site and at 2 p.m. at Wood Dale Nursing Home; Dec. 12 at 11 a.m. at the Sunwood Good Samaritan Center, at 12:45 p.m. at the school and at 1:30 p.m. at Garnette Gardens and Dec. 14 at SEI at 1 p.m. and at Johnson Park Place at 2 p.m.
The public is encouraged to attend these programs to enjoy the story as told by the children.