Yesterday afternoon the Youth Group of San Cristóbal, Luz de Mañana, held a music program to celebrate the birthday of their group. It wasn't as well attended as we had hoped; there was a very hard rain in the afternoon and the streets were flooded, but everyone who attended had a great time.
The Youth of our parish are very talented. They sang, they danced, they performed a skit, and the President of Luz de Mañana, Peter Wright, gave a reflection. The Men's Extravaganza Choir, The Christian Brothers, and a dance group from Iglesia de Cristo were guest performers.
El Gran Trio de San Cristóbal was the house band. We also had several sing-a-longs. We were honored to have our Bishop, Rt. Rev. Julio Murray, with us, too.
As is required at all events en la Iglesia Episcopal de Panamá, a tombola (raffle) was held for a copy of a book on St. Paul's leadership methods. The winner was Tania Cole of San Cristóbal. And, another important San Cristóbal tradition: after the program we served empanadas and cake!
The dancers prepare backstage
At the door
Nelson Ryk Edwards served as Master of Ceremonies
Padre Mickey gives the invocación
El Coro de Jovenes de San Cristóbal, Profesora the Lovely Mona, Director
Our singing Bishop and son
Ricky Staple on the drums
Da Riddim Section
Men's Extravaganza Choir, Profesór Bernardo Murray, Director
The Skit: Jonathan Biscomb, Hoodlum
Ray, Keisha, Marlene, y Jonathan en el drama
The Christian Brothers (the singing Christians Brothers, not the wine-making Christian Brothers)
Dancers from Iglesia de Cristo
Coro de los Hombres de San Cristóbal
Tania wins the tombola