Christmas Eve Service 2022

Saturday, 24 December 2022


This Christmas, Crossroads International Church will present the musical performance, ‘Amazing Grace’.

The Apostle Paul articulated this amazing miracle when he wrote to his friend Titus (Titus 2:11-14):
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men! 

Do not hesitate to share this amazing news with your family and friends by bringing them along!

17:00 – 18:15
(with a childrens programme for 3-9 years old and nursery 0-2 years old)
19:30 – 20:45
21:30 – 22:45

For young families, we suggest coming to the first service so that the children can enjoy their own programme, and families with older children to join the second or third service.

Please come at least 15 minutes before the service, door will be closed when the service begins.


More about the Amazing Grace musical

The performance takes us back to Christmas 1772 in London, when pastor John Newton (1725-1807) writes the immensely popular hymn, Amazing Grace.

Newton writes the words from personal experience. He grew up without any particular religious conviction and rebelled most of his life against God. After spending time in the Royal Navy, he got involved in the Atlantic slave trade. In 1748, a violent storm battered his vessel off the coast of Ireland so severely that he called out to God for mercy. 

In the musical performance Newton’s wife, Polly (61) reflects on John’s adventures by writing a book covering his childhood, young adult, and present life. With the message that forgiveness and redemption are possible, regardless of sins committed and that the soul can be delivered from despair through the mercy of God, ‘Amazing Grace’ is the ultimate Christmas story.

Cast Amazing Grace

Old John – Al Cooper
Young John – Yannick Weermeijer
Child John – Levi Tjiook
Polly – Jeannette Coppoolse
Sailor/churchgoer – Henry Alexander Cooper
Slave on ship – Victoria Cooper

Credits Amazing Grace

Costume & hair & make-up – Victoria Cooper
Band leader – Eric Lagerstrom
Arend Jansen – Band (guitaar)
Wilkin de Vlieger – Band (drums)
Efron Nitrauw – Band (base)
Decor/props – Esther Somnaikubun (TeLeuk Event Design)
Sound/Light – Johan van Loo (Euro Concerts Audio Control)
Creative director/script writer – Bianca Cooper
Choir director – Janike van Dijk
Member of the choir: Elisabeth Hofman, Esther Fullalove, Evie Smit, Iryna Polukhina, Janique de Vries, Janneke Schelling, Jantina Boon, Martine Mul, Omayra Harens, Petra van Dam, Rozemarijn van Seventer, Saskia Hartogs


  • When: Saturday, 24 December 2022
  • Where: Hermaan Wesselink College, Startbaan 3, 1185 XP Amstelveen