Being a fan of Gospel music, I was at dance practice one day going through songs. The idea immediately came to me for the theme for the Council’s annual concert where the members of the group can express themselves individually. The initial idea of the concert was to let the members use their gifts and create an item for the concert that depicted what worship meant to them.
The preparation began and items were being prepared. When the facilitators/young people met to plan a final programme, one member had the idea that the concert could take the form of a storyline of a backsliding Christian girl. This was enthusiastically agreed upon and the group proceeded with writing a script. The concert took the form of a play where we showed how worship and using your gifts wisely can bring you back from an assumed point of no return.
The concert was about a church going girl who was convinced by her friends to take part in a well-known competition. Whilst taking part in the competition she forgot all about her commitments as an Anglican and was quickly reminded when she appeared in church late and ran to the altar to perform. After being praised for her perfect singing thus far, this was the first time she faltered. In the end, instead of completing the competition she decided to go back to church and use her gifts to praise God…….
During the play, items such as dance, mime, song and monologue were incorporated to convey the message to our audience. All in keeping with the theme ‘Worship!’ The members of the group were able to portray and express what they all think worship could or should be.
The concert was well received by the persons who attended and the group was even asked to put on the concert at another venue.
We would like to again thank everyone who assisted and supported us for the event and we do look forward to continued support for our future events.
God has really blessed the group for the past 8 years and we thank him for giving us all the opportunity to walk, talk and live the young Anglican life.
Submitted by Miss Janeal James
November 15, 2013