Follow the Star
December 2 & 3, 2023
Have you ever thought about what it would have been like to have walked where Jesus walked? Have you considered Mary’s plight as she made that trip from Nazareth to Bethlehem “being great with child”? Have you imagined being there that night when Jesus was born? And the shepherds? Just sitting in the field watching over the sheep and then the host of angels come? Follow the Star will take us on a journey back through the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. We will experience it in a live outdoor presentation like we may have never experienced it before. Come join us!
Scene 1: Mary & Joseph traveling from Nazareth to Bethlehem
Scene 2: Shepherds watching over their sheep when an angel appears
Scene 3: Nativity Scene
Scene 4: Magi
Scene 5: Herod and Soldiers
Scene 6: Jesus carrying His cross
Scene 7: Women at the Empty Tomb
Scene 8: Empty Cross
Final Stop: CBC MPR: Christmas Carol Sing-a-long with coffee, hot chocolate and cookies
Would you like to be a part of sharing the Good News of Jesus with our community?
There are many ways you can serve. Don’t miss this opportunity to share the Good News of Jesus.
We are posting updates in our new Facebook Group “FTS Volunteers.” Check out the pictures of what’s been going on!
FTS Registration will happen through Church Center, under Sign-ups.
The Children’s Hallal Music Village includes child participants and adult volunteers. Click HERE for child participation registration. If you are an adult interested in helping with the Children’s Hallal click HERE to view the many ways you can help and to register.
Costume Management: Makes costumes. Patterns and material provided.
Construction Team: Responsible to secure materials (paid for by iServe) and build manger, three crosses at Scene 8 (Empty Cross) and cross that Jesus carries.
Lighting Team: Responsible for planning and installing battery-powered lighting along path and at designated Scenes.
Advertising Team: Designs flyers, door hangers, banner, tickets, yard signs and all other printed material. Plans aggressive coverage of notice of the event including radio, newspaper, social media and any other creative venue.
Animal Team: Responsible to secure sheep, donkeys, cow and camel that are gentle and cooperative, for securing animals overnight and for waste clean-up.
Path Team: Responsible for scraping Tour path to level as much as possible and for hauling mulch and spreading mulch along designated path.
DRAMA TEAM: (Auditions required. See additional info below.)
Actors for Scenes: Joseph (2), Mary (2), Angel (2) Shepherds (4), Magi (3), Soldiers (4), Herod, Women at the tomb (2)
Tour Guides (9)
Scripture Readers (8)
Singers – 2 soloists, 1 group of 6 or more
PRAISE TEAM: Singers and instrumentalists to lead sing-along carols in MPR.
DRAMA TEAM INFO
Please come to AUDITIONS for Follow the Star on Sunday, August 22 and 29, 2021, at 12:30 PM in the MPR.
Memorize one scene, character of your choice…it’s that simple!!
We want the very best presentation for our community.
You must be at least 14 years old to audition.
DATES: (are from 2020, but left to give you an idea of involvement)
Auditions: Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 5-6:30pm.
Mandatory Rehearsals: Wednesdays November 4, 11, 18; Dec 2 5:15-6:30pm
Dress Rehearsal #1: Thursday December 3 7-8:30pm
Dress Rehearsal #2: Saturday December 5 Noon to 1pm
Performances: Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, 2020: 6-9pm. (Arrive ready to go by 5pm for group prayer time.
In case of inclement weather and forced cancellation, performances will be Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13, 2020
PRAISE TEAM INFO
Additional information for Praise Team coming soon…
Fire Pit Team: Responsible to secure wood for fires, for placing wood and kindling at each pit and for placing pit in proper area (Scenes 1 and 4)
Market Team: Responsible to set up tents and tables for market.
Refreshment Team: Solicits persons to make cookies for event; receives cookies; arranges for serving; makes coffee and hot chocolate. Serves refreshments after event each night. Clean kitchen when finished each night.
Security Team: Patrols area. Includes Guardian Team and 2 persons hired from Sheriff’s Department.
Parking Lot Team: Directs cars to parking place, greets guests and directs them to Market Place.
Clean-up Team: Both nights of the event empty trash cans and install new liner, sweep church, etc.
Host Team: Greets guests at MPR after they have toured, invites them to have refreshments, engages in conversation (what was your favorite part, do you have any questions about anything you saw or heard etc. Attempt to lead them into a conversation that will lead to your being able to share the Gospel with them. This is the whole point of the event.)
Volunteer Meal Team: Plans and secures food to serve volunteers who are serving on each night of the event. Cleans up after meal.
Marketplace Vendors: Displays items and talks to guests. Not actually selling items
Guest Registration Team: Register guests and direct them to Tour Leader
Make-up and Hair Team: Does make-up and hair for actors