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‘Mystery’ brings nativity story, modern twist to East Maryville Baptist

The journalist in East Maryville Baptist Church’s children production of “Mystery in the Manger” wanted “facts… just the facts.” She was, after all, “Blonde, Jane Blonde,” and she had a story to write for her paper’s Christmas Day edition.

Jane Blonde goes straight to the church to investigate the story, and the children in “Mystery,” rehearsing for the Christmas Eve pageant, teach her through their songs and stories. Jane gets her story, and the whole church awakens Christmas day to her headlines proclaiming Jesus as God’s son and savior.

The children’s choirs of East Maryville brought the popular “Mystery in the Manger,” which features Steven Curtis Chapman’s popular song “Facts Are Facts,” to life for church members and guests in mid-December. The production allowed “modern day” characters to interact with Jane Blonde, as well as featured the traditional nativity pageant players, including Mary and Joseph, the shepherds and wise men.

Blount Today stopped by a rehearsal and took a few pictures of the production.

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