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December 18, 2012 > Children and youth take the stage

Children and youth take the stage

Submitted By Cedar Boulevard Neighborhood Church

The cast of the play, over 30 children and youth ranging from age 4 to 15, have been working tirelessly for about three months, and are eager and excited to take the stage. Rachel Murray plays the part of Mary and a veteran to the Cedar Boulevard Christmas programs is looking forward to the performance, "I love doing the plays because I get to act and spend time with awesome people who love God," she said. Reaching the community is the primary goal for the young actors, "We just want to share Jesus and His love for mankind because so many people are lost and don't know the truth," Kevin Alcosiba said. Emily Gerry has been acting since she was five years old and is anxious to take the stage, "I have invited a lot of friends and hope they can learn the truth of Jesus." Emily said.

"The kids and youth take their roles seriously and are dedicated to getting the message out," Pastor Lindsey Alcosiba said. "What many of them do not realize, they are being used to further the kingdom of God." The play is a huge commitment for the actors, especially for the youth who are already heavily committed, but they work hard because the message behind the plays they perform is important. "We are working together with the common goal of reaching the community for God, through acting," said Candy Alcosiba, writer and director of the play.

"The great thing about doing the yearly Christmas plays is learning more about Jesus because even though I do them ever year, I always seem to learn something about God that I didn't know," Kelly Klosky said proudly. The play is free of charge and open to all. Come celebrate the birth of the King!

The Tale of an Unwed Mother and a Stepfather
Friday, Dec 21 at 7 p.m.
Cedar Boulevard Neighborhood Church
38325 Cedar Blvd., Newark
(510) 791-8555

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