by Terri Hansen, Director of Public Affairs, Kyle Stake
YORKTOWN, Texas — The Kyle Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosted its third annual Christmas concert on Dec. 7, 2019, at the Yorktown High School auditorium.
The Karnes City United Methodist Youth Praise Band joined in the celebration, performing Go, Tell It on the Mountain, Mary’s Boy Child, O Come O Come, Follow That Star and Born in Bethlehem.
The regional choir comprised of church members from the Kyle Stake sang a cantata called Joy to the World, for Christ is Born.
The event was open to the public and plans are to continue the tradition annually in an effort to bring together those who desire to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas through music, fellowship and community.
Congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are determined by geographic boundaries. Approximately seven to ten ward congregations make one stake — the Kyle Texas Stake is one of seven stakes in the greater Austin metropolitan area.
The largest in the Austin area geographically, the Kyle Stake was created on May 15, 2016, with Barry Pomeroy serving as stake president. Kyle Stake covers significantly more land than the other six stakes, and includes the small towns of Yorktown and Karnes City, each with a population of slightly more than 2,000 and 3,000 respectively in the 2010 census.