As it did last year, Unity Baptist Church in Hope held its Christmas program, but this year with two nights of performances, Saturday and Sunday, which saw packed houses.

As it did last year, Unity Baptist Church in Hope held its Christmas program, but this year with two nights of performances, Saturday and Sunday, which saw packed houses. On Sunday, another estimated crowd of 500 attended the annual multimedia 90-minute extravaganza, which again celebrated the traditional Christmas story using video segments, narration and live musical performances by the Unity Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir and the Joy Trio. The Unity Sanctuary Choir was again lead by the equally energetic and entertaining conducting style of Minister of Music Jay Pollan, who was named Citizen of Year earlier this year.

The massive 70-member Unity Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir, featuring names like Mark Ross and Stephanie Bateman, performed in front of an equally impressive Christmas tree decorated in bright red poinsettias.
Also performing was Rachel Wood, who did a solo with backup from special guests, the Joy Trio.
The Joy Trio, featuring Julia Wood, Angie McCauley Bobo, and and Susan Phillips, also did their own selection of songs to open the evenings singing as they did last year. The Joy Trio was honored with the Angie Jenkins Legacy Award from the Four States Gospel Music Association in 2012.