A live Nativity can be experienced this weekend Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1, 2 and 3 from 5-8 p.m. next to the Lewisburg Cumberland Presbyterian Church on Hwy. 431. Come and join in the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, while traveling through Bethlehem to get there.
This spectacular annual event displays live animals and biblical characters including Shepard’s, Wiseman, an Angel, Joseph and Mary, and the baby Jesus.
Numerous area churches are involved in the Nativity that has been put on for several years. Teresa Jessup of Stuart Chapel United Methodist Church organizes the event that sees many volunteers dressing up to brave the cold to bring the story of our Lord Jesus Christ to the masses in our community.
There have been live camels, alpacas, sheep, and donkeys to name a few. Organizers try to make the Nativity as authentic as they can.
One of the long-time volunteers of the Nativity is Bryson Price. Price has been dressing up as a Shepard for years and loves it.
“I have been doing it since it began,” said Price. “I think it’s a great way to get the story of the birth of Jesus Christ out to the community. We sometimes see children who ask questions that may have never been to a church or Sunday school before. We use the live Nativity as a form of witness to tell this important story.”
The Nativity is designed like the small city of Bethlehem complete with small huts and shops that may have been there at that time.
“There will be characters making bread and tanning hides. You will walk around finally making your way to the nativity. It is really a neat thing, and we hope people will come out and bring their families to share the most important event of all times, which is the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ,” Price said.
Refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. This is a free event.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.