Cornerstone's Christmas Story

Dear Cornerstone Family,

Before school closed for the holidays this week, we welcomed parents and visitors (including the Marine Band quintet!) for our Christmas assembly.  During the program, our elementary students movingly portrayed the Christmas story through drama and song.  Art classes painted the detailed backdrops, and upperclassmen served as stagehands.  A true community affair!

Through the pictures below, I hope you are reminded, as I was, that hope and victory over brokenness came to earth in the humble form of a baby.

"No room in the inn!" is the only response a desperate Joseph receives.

Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus rest, exhausted, as a choir of angels and 1st graders sing "Away in a Manger."

The angels tell the terrified (and giggling) shepherds to not be afraid! "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace on men to whom his favor rests."

A brilliant star leads three wise men to Bethlehem - they honor the newborn King with their gifts and worship.

I love these pictures. We pour into students at Cornerstone not only to alter their academic trajectory and open new opportunities but to share the Gospel of hope for a truly transformed life.  Our purpose would be incomplete without the Christmas story.

Just as our 3rd grade Mary "treasured these things" in her heart, so ought we this Christmas season.  Will you prayerfully give of yourself to see these students - actors, artists, near graduates - flourish and gain confidence for their futures? 

With deep gratitude for you in this season of remembrance,




Derrick Max
Executive Director
202-575-0027 Ext. 104