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“Celestial Christmas” at First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon is a Must-See!

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Fred and Jane Randles of the Music Ministry at Mt. Vernon’s First Baptist Church have a shared love for singing and the performance of music. For the Christmas season 2017, under their direction the choirs, Youth departments and Children’s Ensemble of the church will be joined by a 6-piece orchestra to present a musical spectacular, “Celestial Christmas”.  There will be three nightly performances featuring a cast of over 200 in biblical scenes portraying the Good News of Jesus’ birth, and featuring flying actors portraying angels from on high.  Violinist Natalie Randles Brown, 8th District Judge Eddie Northcutt and Miss Rylee Keys, a point guard for MVHS basketball team play the visiting  angels, suspended 35 feet up in the ceiling of the sanctuary.

The combination of the music, lights, special effects and  joyful message will be sure to remind you of the reason for the season. Cost is free to attend at 7pm on Friday December 8, Saturday December 9 and Sunday December 10. The church is located at 319 Kaufman Street just off the Mt. Vernon downtown square.

Below are some photos from dress rehearsal night.

Music Minister Fred Randles directs the choir during dress rehearsal

Natalie Randles Brown plays celestial music while flying

8th District Judge Eddie Northcutt portrays angel proclaiming the Good News of Jesus birth


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Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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