Germantown Church Drama Draws Community
For the past four years, during the time of year when many communities celebrate Easter, the drama ministry at the Allegheny East Conference's Germantown church in Philadelphia has transformed its sanctuary into a set for a stage play.
Story by LaTasha Hewitt
This year’s production, The Playbook, written by member Ina Farrell, was set in an urban community plagued with drugs and crime. The play centered on the struggles of a recovering addict and a church forced to re-evaluate their evangelism efforts.
“The mission of the story is to show that, regardless of the things that we plan or the efforts of the enemy, God’s Word prevails in the end,” says Farrell.
The play’s three-day run attracted more than 100 community members.
“By celebrating the Lord’s resurrection and making it a prominent feature in our evangelistic efforts, it has opened doors for us,” says Pastor Pete Palmer.