Local church hosts Christmas Pageant, drive-in movie style

Posted at 3:32 PM, Dec 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 10:25:21-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — As we continue to rebound from this pandemic, News 5 is taking a look at how religious communities are getting creative in spreading hope during these difficult times.

The Broadmoor Community Church decided the show must go on, and still held it's annual Christmas pageant production. The only thing different? It was put on in a parking lot, drive-in movie style.

church members parked their cars and stayed warm, as a jumbotron screen was set up. Church members tuned into the radio to hear the production..

"The hope is that folks can find some place where they can connect to and it may not be our church, but maybe it'll be the car next to them," said Reverend Anne Cubbage, Senior Pastor.

The production of “Do Not Be Afraid” was shown on a huge inflatable screen in the church parking lot. This year's Christmas pageant featured carols and the story of the birth of Jesus Christ with a modern twist.

"Joseph has a cell phone, and there are a lot of references from today in the production," said Liz Shelton, Faith Production Coordinator. "There's even a scene where the Broadmoor hotel is in the background," she said.

Rev. Cubbage says the pageant is a way for families to come out and participate in something safe and fun.

"The people who would normally come to worship around this time of year aren't getting that opportunity," Cubbage said.

Unfortunately mother nature got in the way. The wind kicked up, and the drive-in pageant was cut short. An encore presentation will happen Christmas Eve, online at 7 p.m.

To watch the full production, click here.

For more information on Boradmoor Community Church, click here.

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