In the town of Normal, Pennsylvania, there’s a little green church at the corner of Wilson and Elm…
So begins each story of the misadventures of the congregation, clergy, and staff of a small town church. “The Christmas Tree Lot” features a novelette about the church’s attempts to start a Christmas tree lot as a fundraiser. But grumpy Pastor O’Donnell, bubbly Missy Moore, sweet choir director Shane Reed, and Shane’s secret crush, Audra Park, get trapped with Kevin Boyer and his two rambunctious daughters when a blizzard descends on Normal. Meanwhile, Kevin’s wife, Jill, is attempting to host the annual women’s group party under the critical eye of elderly Henrietta Miggins.
Supplementing the novelette are several short stories about Christmas time at the Little Green Church. You’ll hear about Pastor O’Donnell’s bad decision to have the Boyer family light the advent candle one Sunday, how a malfunctioning oven heals an argument between Associate Pastor Michelle Tellum and her boyfriend, and how an uncooperative goat leads to a memorable living nativity.
No matter what denomination you are, if you attend a church you’ll undoubtedly relate to the holiday chaos at the Little Green Church in Normal, Pennsylvania.