Churches forming 'Creative Communities'

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By Erin Melwing

News Intern

The show must go on!

Several Henry County churches are working together this summer to produce Creative Communities, a community-wide musical theatre production for the county youth.

The program is designed for school age children, though graduating seniors are also invited to participate. Children will work together with the aid of adults to produce an original musical or play focused on a community issue. The end goal is to have the youth present a musical theatre production at a community event, such as a barbeque, near Labor Day, Kristin Secaur, co-Pastor of Campbellsburg Christian Church, said.

“We’re going to let the kids decide on the issue. It’s going to be something that the kids are familiar with and the community is used to dealing with,” Kristin Secaur said. “Some of the issues that have come up have been immigration, farming, child abuse and drug abuse.”

Participating churches include Campbellsburg Christian Church, Campbellsburg Baptist Church, Port Royal Baptist Church, Campbellsburg Methodist Church and several others have shown interest. The churches are all united as a ministry to the youth and community, not as an evangelical tool, Secaur said. Therefore, children of all faiths are invited to participate.

“The purpose of Creative Communities is to provide the children and youth at least in this part of the county with something they can work toward all summer with a goal of finishing a production,” Secaur said. “I think it will make kids feel good to be working on a product and see the results.”

Children will receive the opportunity to help write the script and songs, sing, act, work on sets, play instruments and other things as well.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun and it will give children a chance to get involved with something that they might not usually get to do,” Secaur said.

The first meeting will be from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. June 11 at Campbellsburg Baptist Church in Campbellsburg. Dinner will be served. For more information, call Secaur at Campbellsburg Christian Church, 532-6006.

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