Now, in its fifth year, Christmas at Tucker is recognized for presenting the Christmas story in a fresh, beautiful and inspiring way. The program, presented by Tucker First United Methodist Church and friends, is an annual gift to the Tucker community performed at no cost. With elaborate costumes, moving drama, worshipful dancers, and a powerful choir and orchestra, the production is an exciting and inspiring evening of the Christmas message. Last year more than 1,200 persons were witnesses to the performances and pageantry.
Some may remember the story that spread across the conference and Atlanta newspapers of the homeless family that inspired Tucker First UMC's giant Christmas production in 2013.
This year, not only did Reenita Shepherd and her family become members of the church, but Ms. Shepherd is in this year's performance!
The mother of two will lead the way for the "Light of the World" banner, the center message of this year's production.
Ms. Shepherd's two daughters astounded the community in 2013 when the girls, top of their classes, revealed that they have been homeless in their graduation speeches.
Inspired by the hard work and sacrifices that the entire family made to conquer their struggles and succeed, Tucker First UMC wanted to tell their story in their largest production of the year.