Nine local churches will participate in the 25th annual interfaith community Christmas concert, which will take place on Sunday, Dec. 15, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Yelm.
The free concert will start at 7 p.m. and will feature opening remarks by local state Rep. J.T. Wilcox and closing remarks by Yelm Mayor JW Foster.
Laura Wire, director of the annual concert, said about 400 people attended last year’s concert and that it seems to grow every year. She said she’s proud to live in a community with differing faiths that come together once every year to serve the purpose of celebrating Jesus Christ’s birth.
“It’s a great way for all the different faiths in the community to get together and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ,” Wire said. “It’s just been a tradition in our community and it’s exciting that it’s been 25 years.”
The hour-and-a-half long performance will also feature an additional performance by Raffinata, an instrumental group of local worshippers, and a military tribute in the form of a color guard to celebrate the military community and those celebrating the holidays overseas.
Those featured in this year’s performance include Crossroads Community Covenant Church, Yelm Seventh-Day Adventist Church, St. Columban Catholic, Yelm United Methodist Church, Christ the King Church, Charismatic Episcopal, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Yelm Community Choir and Emanuel Lutheran.