Our 2016 Christmas production, The Journey of Christmas, will be on December 9, 10 and 11 at Emmanuel.

As producer, Ashley Ehrlick leads a large team of people to accomplish this multi-media production featuring drama and music. The basic story line is summarized below.

Mitchell Schuster is the somewhat reluctant inheritor of a small family gas station that is, as he says, “at the intersection of nowhere and oblivion.” Although his suitcase is perpetually  packed, he never seems to be able to escape from his struggling business to take a long-planned-always-postponed Christmas trip, much less start the life he is sure God had promised him.

But as the years pass, Mitchell finds himself providing a brief, but necessary, respite for various strangers on their own Christmas journeys: some need to get directions, some need to turn around and take a different route, others simply need a short rest. Spanning six decades, Mitchell learns that sometimes the greatest journey you can take is in helping others find the right road. In the process, you may arrive at a destination far different than the one originally sought: returning to the foot of a manger…and the heart of God.

News of the Christmas production was recently featured on KULR8 in Billings. You can view that clip here.

You can also view the commercial about the performance below:

Make plans now to join us at 7pm on December 9, 7pm on December 10 or 3pm on December 11. A love offering will be taken with all proceeds going to the Montana Rescue Mission.