The Wylie Baptist Church Living Christmas Tree is Celebrating 40 Years
I am so excited, because we are back to normal at the Wylie Baptist Church on Buffalo Gap Road. Let me explain. Back in 2020, the Living Christmas Tree at the Wylie Baptist Church was put on hold due to the coronavirus. In 2021, the Living Christmas Tree returned but had limited capacity due to safe distancing protocol. Now, the Living Christmas Tree is back with four performances.
The Living Christmas Tree at the Wylie Baptist Church (WBC) is a fun family event, and an educational one too. The Wylie Baptist Church choir will sing a mixture of sacred and secular songs, perform a re-enactment of the birth of Christ, and present other biblical scriptures.
LOOK: This is the Amazing Wylie Baptist Church's Living Christmas Tree
The Living Christmas Tree began in 1982 and is celebrating its 40th anniversary
The Living Christmas Tree is not only entertaining but inspirational, uplifting and motivational. The Wylie Baptist Church congregation began performing the Living Christmas Tree in 1982. This year marks its 40th anniversary.
If you have never experienced the Living Christmas Tree, it's a breathtaking event. The tree is a steel structure 30 feet high, and holds approximately 60 WBC choir members. Associate Pastor Rick Grant reminded me this presentation is absolutely free, and a gift to Abilene and the surrounding communities.
Pastor Grant said “The Living Christmas Tree gives our church family the opportunity to share their personal talents to be able to tell the greatest story ever told, the story of Jesus,” Senior Pastor Mike Harkrider said, "The church congregation uses this opportunity to share the message of Christ and to glorify God."
Source: Wylie Baptist Church Pastors Mike and Rick
The Living Christmas Tree presentation lasts about an hour-and-a-half and will take place December 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m., December 10 at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., and December 11 at 2 p.m. Come experience the 60-voice choir singing songs of praise and worship.
Tickets are free, but required by calling the WBC at 325-692-3206; they may be picked up at the WBC office at 6097 Buffalo Gap Road.