FCC’s Youth and Children Choirs will present an original cantata “And They Named Me Jesus” on Sunday, December 4 at both the 9am and 11am church services.  The cantata’s script, written by the late Donna Sarvay, a former member of FCC, features the 3rd-8th grade FCC’s youth and children’s choirs. Last performed at FCC in 2016, the original script follows Jesus as he brings his friends home and asks his mother if they could stay overnight, since they were coming over anyway for his birthday tomorrow. As they sit down, Jesus asks his mother to tell them the story of his birth because his friends, Sarah, Rachael and Samuel, haven’t heard her tell it and think that Jesus had made it all up. As she tells the story, the characters appear and the miraculous Christmas story is brought to life. 

Ann Tucker, Director of Music, directs the cast and the Chancel and Carol Choirs. Church organist, Barbara Thorsen, will accompany. There will be no Sunday School classes so all children may attend church with their parents to enjoy the wonderful presentation in drama and song. Childcare will be available for infants and toddlers.

Visitors are always welcome. First Congregational Church is handicapped accessible. For more information, call the church office at 815-459-6010 or visit

Date & time

Sunday, December 4
9 & 11 am


FCC - Crystal Lake
461 Pierson Street.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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