Sunday, December 13, 2009
LDS, Presbyterian Churches in Arlington present combined Christmas concert
On December 13, 2009 the Ward 2 Congregation in Arlington VA of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints joined with the Trinity Presbyterian Church across Inglewood Street, on north 16th (very near the Virginia Hospital Center) to present a one hour “The Sounds of Christmas: Carols of the Season”.
The Trinity church provided trollers, tuned to play a D Major scale (“Joy to the World”) which joined with the LDS choir to perform “Of the Father’s Love Begotten” ; later LDS performed “Night of Silence”.
The two congregations are as far apart politically as imaginable. Both congregations graduated a lot of high school students this year. It’s interesting to note that students who attend church (or synagogue or mosque) of any political leaning tend to do much better in school. There were relatively few minority members present, however.
There were a very large number of small children in attendance. The service was noisier than usual.