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The Story


Snowglobe Hd

Fri, Dec 8 @ 7p • Sat, Dec 9 @ 2p and 7p
Tickets available beginning Tue, Oct 10

Dear Houston's First family,

Christmas at Houston's First has always been special, and this year is no exception. We are bringing a brand new Christmas experience to Houston's First with The Story: SnowGlobe, and we want you to be a part of it.

A musical journey from tradition to the true meaning of Christmas,The Story:SnowGlobe is told through the perspective of four different globes, each with its unique view of this wintery celebration. You will enjoy many familiar Christmas songs filled with warmth and hope, as well as others that are sure to be new Christmas favorites. Some interactive elements submerge the audience into the scenes and give them opportunities to be a part of telling the story. With characters, dancers, choir and live musicians, the fun of Christmas is sure to entertain even our smallest audience members.

Whether traditions, songs, foods or festivities, we all have our favorites when it comes to Christmas. Here at Houston's First, you might just hear, see, smell, or taste one of your favorite things as The Story: SnowGlobe unfolds right before your very eyes. Join the team and be a part of all the fun and surprises as we tell The Story: SnowGlobe together.

Jeff Bumgardner
Minister of Worship & Arts


Beyond the wonder presented on stage in the Worship Center, guests to The Story – SnowGlobe can also experience Wonderland — a fun-filled festival taking place before each of our three presentations. Presented by our NextGen Ministries and included with their ticket to the show, Wonderland will have opportunities for volunteers to serve our guests as they enjoy Christmas-themed fun and games before experiencing The Story – SnowGlobe!

Join The Team

Explore the different volunteer opportunities below — before the show or during the show, on stage or behind the scenes. Then, complete the interest form below to take the next step. If you're not sure which team is right for you, select "I need help choosing where to serve" on the form and you'll be presented with questions designed to help you make a selection.

Volunteer Interest Form

The Story Team

Cast and Crew

Behind the Scenes

Stage Crew — ✧ ❖ Move props and sets on stage during presentations.

Makeup — ✧ Apply cast member make-up for dress rehearsals and presentations. Should have basic skills in make–up application, but specific theatrical techniques will be taught.

❉ Must be college age or older.
✧ Must be college age or older, OR in High School Elevate program with approval from Nikki Moss, Elevate Student Worship Director:
❖ Must be willing to attend most rehearsals and all performances.

Volunteer Interest Form

On Stage

Acting / Cast — ❖ Be on stage in various roles (mostly non–speaking) and choreographed dance numbers (if desired).

Choir — ❉ ❖ Sing in the Choir by attending regular Choir rehearsals at The Loop every Wednesday from 7–8:30p. Must be college age or above. No audition required.

Orchestra — ✧ ❖ Audition to play in the Orchestra. Audition required: Contact Tim Cates, Minister of Instrumental Worship:

Students (6th–12th Grades) — Elevate provides a way for students to participate in The Story – SnowGlobe. Meets Sunday afternoons beginning Sep 11 from 1–2p at The Loop. Requires a meeting with Nikki Moss and her approval prior to being added to The Story – SnowGlobe.

Children (1st–5th Grades) — Children can participate in through Uplift Kidsʼ Choir. Wednesday evening rehearsals from 6–6:50p begin Wed, Aug 24 at the Loop. Parents may sign up their child online, and will be contacted by Brittany Reeves, Uplift Kidsʼ Choir Director

❉ Must be college age or older.
✧ Must be college age or above, OR in High School Elevate program with approval from Nikki Moss, Elevate Student Worship Director:
❖ Must be willing to attend most rehearsals and all performances.

Interest Form

During the Show

Box Office — ❉ Assist patrons purchasing tickets in person beginning one hour before each presentation. Training will be provided.

Guest Experience — ❉ Welcome patrons to and assist them throughout their time on campus. Must attend a training session prior to the performance.

Wonderland — # Welcome guests and operate stations at a fun-filled festival taking place at The Loop just prior to each performance.

❉ Must be college age or older.
# Must be at least 11 years old and CYSNA-certified.

Interest Form

Before the Show

Costumes — ❉ Create and repair costumes for cast members. You do not need to have your own sewing machine — we have several at the church for use. There are projects which can be taken home. You do not have to know how to sew — there are projects for non-sewers.

Set Fabrication — ❉ Make sets and/or props for the presentations. Two teams will come from this — making props/sets. Volunteer should have their own set of tools. This could also involve painting.

❉ College age or older.

Volunteer Interest Form

Be a part of The Story!

What part will you play in The Story? Complete the interest form below to take the first step toward joining the cast and crew of The Story – SnowGlobe!!