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ATLANTA PRESBYTERIANS FEATURED
04 May 1996 20:30:34
95383 ATLANTA PRESBYTERIANS FEATURED
IN CHRISTMAS TV SPECIAL
by Jerry L. Van Marter
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--The magic and wonder of Christmas will be revisited this
holiday season in a new television special sponsored by the Presbyterian
Church (U.S.A.) and First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta.
The program, "Born in the Night," was produced for the National
Council of Churches (NCC) and will be broadcast by ABC stations on Dec. 24
or 25. Videotapes of the program will also be available from Presbyterian
Distribution Service (PDS) for $19.95.
According to an NCC promotional release, the show "promises to be
exciting and different, contemporary and yet also traditional." The show's
premise is that in today's Atlanta as well as in the Bethlehem of Jesus'
time life goes on even in the presence of such events as the birth of the
"The sights and sounds of children singing, bells ringing, candles
glowing, glad tidings proclaimed will be woven together with scenes of the
city at night, the world of joy and sadness, hope and despair," the release
says. "People everywhere wait for a time of peace and justice."
Singers and musicians of First Presbyterian Church provide the musical
soundtrack for the program, which also includes Christmas meditations by
its pastor, the Rev. George Wirth, and other pastors and members of the
church. The city of Atlanta supplies the visual backdrop for "Born in the
Videotapes of the program can be ordered by calling (800) 524-2612 and
asking for PDS #70310-95-022.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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