Carolina SeniorCare PACE participants will take a musical journey of the history of the Christmas tree on Thursday, December 19, 1:00 pm. The community is invited to attend.
“We are excited to offer this musical journey of the history of the Christmas tree, with acting and singing of “O Christmas Tree” by participants at Carolina SeniorCare, shared Misty Polston-York, Director of Spiritual Life at Carolina SeniorCare. “The play begins with the German Minister Martin Luther and his discovery of what we now know today as the Christmas tree.”
Luther was walking through the forest one December night. He looked up to see the stars shining through the pine tree branches. The sight was so beautiful, that he went home and told his children that it reminded him of Jesus, who left the stars of heaven to come to earth at Christmas. Wanting a reminder of Christ at Christmas time, Luther cut down the tree and placed it in his home. He then fastened candles to it, to look like the stars that were in the sky above Bethlehem on the night that Jesus was born.
Carolina SeniorCare PACE participants will showcase the choral performance with explanations of why certain items are placed on the Christmas tree. These items include the top star, angels, bells, balls, candy canes, and gifts. During the monologues important holiday icons will make “guest appearances”....including angels, carolers, and Rev. Martin Luther himself. The public is encourage to attend as Carolina SeniorCare celebrates over 400 years of the holiday Christmas tree tradition.
For additional information please contact Rev. Misty Polston-York, Director of Spiritual Life for Carolina SeniorCare, at 336-746-3500.
Carolina SeniorCare located at 802 East Center Street, Lexington, NC serves seniors in Davidson, Rowan, Davie and Iredell counties. Carolina SeniorCare is under the sponsorship of United Church Homes and Services (UCHS), a not-for-profit ministry offering senior housing and services for nearly 50 years, located in Newton, NC. Visit www.carolinaseniorcare.org.