Monday, November 28, 2011

SBU and Ministerial Alliance to Present 31st Annual Festival of Christmas

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
417-328-1803 /

BOLIVAR, Mo. – The public is invited to observe the Christmas season Sunday, December 4, at the 31st annual Festival of Christmas. This year's special holiday program will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Mabee Chapel on the Southwest Baptist University campus in Bolivar.

The Festival of Christmas, sponsored by Southwest Baptist University and the Bolivar Ministerial Alliance, brings together the churches of Bolivar and surrounding communities for a spectacular Christmas celebration each year.

The program is free to the public, but as part of the festival tradition, the Bolivar Area Ministerial Alliance will collect a special offering to be used for purchasing food for Christmas baskets and to help those in need throughout the year. Local ministries include emergency relief, utility, food, fuel, prescription assistance and transient aid.

Christmas music will be provided by the Festival Choir, SBU Wind Symphony and Chamber Orchestra. The Bolivar High School Concert Choir, directed by Anna Wooderson, will be performing “Canon of the Bells” and “The Hills of Judea Ring.” 

For more information about the Festival of Christmas, call 417-328-1630.


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