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Gayton Baptist Church announces Jazz Nativity

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Gayton Baptist Church is pleased to announce their celebration of a Jazz Nativity featuring David Esleck.  Come enjoy jazz music inspired by the Christmas season.

To accommodate the busy schedules of the season, the church is hosting five identical a Jazz Nativity concerts at 7pm on Friday, November 30, 4pm and 7pm on Saturday, December 1 and at 4pm and 7pm on Sunday, December 2.   

In its fourth year, this event draws music aficionados as well as those who simply enjoy the music of the Christmas season. Last year, over 1,200 people enjoyed a Jazz Nativity at four shows and we raised over $15,000 for global missions. 

David Esleck (EÉ-slick) is a musician, composer, and producer whose compositions have been performed and broadcast around the world.  He is a first round Grammy Award nominee, and has performed for and with Presidents, as well as musical figures ranging from The Preservation Hall Jazz Band to Tony Bennett. Currently he is on faculty at the University of Richmond.

Proceeds from a Jazz Nativity will benefit Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). This organization targets feeding programs to children who are in the most severe circumstances, those suffering from severe malnutrition and threatened with death from starvation. In the past, they have supplied food to over 70 countries including our own such as those affected by Hurricane Katrina. With the proceeds, Gayton Baptist Church is hosting a meal packing program on Sunday, February 3, 2013.

Gourmet coffee and desserts will be available each night and reserved tickets are available online ($12 for adults and $8 for kids 11 and younger) at www.GaytonChurch.org. Gayton Baptist Church is located near the Short Pump Town Center at 13501 North Gayton Rd. (one-half mile south of Strange's Florist, near the intersection of West Broad Streets and North Gayton Roads).

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