Special to the HDN

The Youth and Children of Hays Christian Church will present a modern-day story called "The King is Coming."

As the staff of the castle prepare for the king's return, chaos erupts and mayhem ensues as everything that could go wrong does. The stress is multiplied by the fact they have only three days -- until Christmas Eve -- to prepare.

Will everything come together, or will the king arrive to a house divided?

In the end, the question everyone must grapple with is, what is more important? A king's welcome home ball or the Christmas celebration of the coming of the true king of kings?

The cast features youth ranging from kindergarten through college-age. Special music is also part of the program.

Performances are 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and 10:45 a.m. Dec. 8. Admission is free. The church is located at 22nd and Marshall Road, Hays. Sunday morning's presentation will be as part of the regular worship service.