top of page

The Forgotten Spirit

"A Christmas Tale" 

Book and eBook Available to Purchases at:

Barnes & Noble

Nook Book


Apple iBooks

Rhodes's Online Book Store






    JELUPA Productions, INC.

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           



        Phone: 413-504-2990



Take a break from the commercialism of Christmas. Spend an afternoon with JELUPA Productions, Inc and the Martin Luther King Women’s Day Committee remembering the forgotten spirit.



                                                                                THE FORGOTTEN SPIRIT/ The Musical

                                                                                      Saturday December 23, 2017

                                                                                                         4:00 PM

                                                         @Martin Luther King Jr. Community Presbyterian Church

                                                                                            14 Concord Terrace

                                                                                                  Springfield, MA



The contemporary musical is in development and is an adaptation of the book The Forgotten Spirit (A CHRISTMAS TALE) by Novelist Evie Rhodes. The Forgotten Spirit is historically considered to be the first African-American Christmas story in the country based on the Gospels of Jesus Christ.


JELUPA (je-lu-pa) Productions is a vehicle for cultivating and addressing the needs of minority artists in the greater Springfield area. We bring quality productions that showcase, relate and involve minority artist to the area. JELUPA Productions will showcase works of social and cultural values, as well as entertain.


Supported in part by the Springfield Cultural Council/Massachusetts Cultural Council

Rhodes Enterprises

Black Men of Greater Springfield

Sisters in Motion

The Brethren

Olive Tree Books-N-Voices

Martin Luther King Jr Community Presbyterian Church

WTCC 90.7FM  

Af-Am Point of View    

Movement Project  

 M Pitts Music

bottom of page