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Christmas Presentations

A Celebration of Christ's Rebirth in the World Consciousness

Christmas is a special time of year as Christ draws near. Enjoy these dances and presentations from the past that took place in honor of the birth of our Lord.

VideoVideo PodcastThe First Noel
Performed: December 15, 2020; Presented By: Questhaven Handbell Choir

Tom Woodford leads the Questhaven Handbell Choir presentation of The First Noel.

VideoVideo PodcastBreath of Heaven: Awaiting Mary
Performed: December 20, 2019; Presented By: Questhaven Temple Dancers
Participants: Miara Wiltshire and Linda Wood
Music: Breath of Heaven by Amy Grant

Christmas Retreat sacred dance presentation, Awaiting Mary. In this case Mary represents all of humanity's need to prepare for the birth of Christ's consciousness in our lives.

VideoVideo PodcastChristmas Handbell Concert
Performed: December 23, 2017; Presented By: Questhaven Handbell Choir
Director: Tom Woodford

With the practice of extra songs that couldn't be played during a normal retreat, Director Tom Woodford decided to offer a concert to play them all. Welcome then to the Saturday evening Christmas handbell choir concert performed by the Questhaven handbell choir.

VideoVideo PodcastChristmas Light Procession
Performed: December 23, 2016; Presented By: Questhaven Ensemble

Christmas Retreat Light Procession.

VideoVideo PodcastMary and Joseph Prepare for the Coming Christ
Performed: December 18, 2015; Presented By: Questhaven Ensemble
Participants: Dean Kelley, Miara Wiltshire, Rick Plant, Bryce Isaac, Dan Willis

This was part of a Christmast Retreat celebration that featured an outdoor Naitivity experience following the service. These two scenes were the opening of this event to explain the Biblical events of Mary's annunciation and Joseph's dream in an esoteric way for us to apply in our lives today.

VideoVideo PodcastCandle Lighting Service
Performed: December 18, 2015; Presented By: The Christward Ministry

Carols Concluding a Candle Lighting Service in 2015

VideoVideo PodcastBe Born in Me
Performed: December 21, 2012; Presented By: Questhaven Ensemble
Participants: Sarah Graybeal

Christmas Retreat Born in me dance.

VideoVideo PodcastWhen Love was Born
Performed: December 21, 2012; Presented By: Questhaven Ensemble
Participants: Sarah Graybeal, Linda Wood, Janet McGurk

Christmas Retreat dance, When Love was Born.

VideoVideo PodcastHighlights of Nativity during Flower’s observation of a Midnight Watch
Performed: December 21, 2012; Presented By: Questhaven Ensemble

Highlights of Nativity during Flower's observation of a Midnight Watch.

VideoVideo PodcastJoy to the World
Performed: December 23, 2005; Presented By: Questhaven Temple Dancers
Participants: Kelsea Burke

Christmas Retreat dance, Joy to the World.

VideoVideo PodcastSilent Night
Performed: December 19, 2003; Presented By: Questhaven Ensemble

Christmas Retreat performance, Silent Night.

VideoVideo PodcastThe Holly and the Ivy
Performed: December 19, 2003; Presented By: Questhaven Temple Dancers
Participants: Linda Wood, Janet McGurk

Christmas Retreat dance, The Holly and the Ivy.

VideoVideo PodcastChristmas Wreath Dance
Performed: December 20, 1987; Presented By: Questhaven Temple Dancers

This dance was recorded on Friday night of Christmas Retreat but was performed during the Sunday service. It features T Wilkinson and other dancers ushering in the joy of Christmas.

VideoVideo PodcastO Come All Ye Faithful
Performed: December 18, 1987; Presented By: Questhaven Temple Dancers
Participants: T Wilkinson, Rob Rohlmeier, Blake Isaac, Isabelle Steiner, Diane Huberts, Margaret Chambers

Christmas Retreat sacred dance presentation, O Come All Ye Faithful.

VideoVideo PodcastChristmas Joy
Performed: December 18, 1987; Presented By: Questhaven Temple Dancers

This dance was part of a group of three dances during Christmas Retreat of 1987. It speaks of the great joy that is ushering in from heaven at this holy tide.

VideoVideo PodcastSilent Night by Manheim Steamrollers
Performed: December 18, 1987; Presented By: Questhaven Temple Dancers

This dance was part of a group of three dances during Christmas Retreat of 1987. It concluded the presentation by dimming the lights and moving to a candle light procession to the ever popular Silent Night by Manheim Steamrollers.

VideoVideo PodcastArise Jerusalem
Performed: December 18, 1987; Presented By: Questhaven Temple Dancers
Participants: Isabelle Huber, Blake Isaac, Diane Huberts

Christmas Retreat sacred dance presentation, Arise Jerusalem.

VideoVideo PodcastChildren Dance
Performed: December 18, 1987; Presented By: Questhaven Temple Dancers
Participants: Questhaven children

Christmas Retreat Children's dance.

VideoVideo PodcastJoy to the World
Performed: December 23, 1977; Presented By: Youth Handbell Choir, Adult Voice Choir
Conductor: Eugene Morse

Joy to the World performed by Youth Handbell Choir and Adult Voice Choir for Christmas Retreat, 1977.