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First Baptist’s musical to share yuletide message

Published 8:47pm Monday, December 2, 2013

The First Baptist Church of Alexander City has a yuletide message to share.
The church’s music department is set to perform  “In the Fullness of Time,” a musical production that will be performed by members of the choir and church.
“We usually have a musical every Christmas,” said First Baptist Church of Alexander City music director James Claybrook. “It’s usually held during our 11 o’clock service. But after talking with members or our choir and church, we decided to do something new. This is something we’ve put several months and hours of rehearsal time into, so we figured why not share it with the community?”
According to Claybrook, this production is the first of its kind in at least 15 years (since he started working at the church).
“In the Fullness of Time” depicts the story of a grandmother who has accumulated a litany of gifts over time and is set to share them with her family, notably her granddaughter.
As she passes on the gifts, she also explains the meaning and overarching message behind each present.
“That message is that God does everything in the fullness of time,” Claybrook said. “When the time is right, all things will come together.”
Claybrook said the play will have elements of drama, and all songs performed help to further explain the message of the production.
In addition to choral selections, there will be performances by soloists.
“In the Fullness of Time” will be performed on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. The production will be performed again on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m., and once more on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 11 a.m.
“We invite any and everyone who’d like to come to share this with us,” Claybrook said. There is no cost to attend the event.

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