Grace Lutheran host­ing Night in Beth­le­hem

The Drumheller Mail - - IN THE VALLEY 2017 - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail sub­mit­ted

Grac e Lutheran Church is tak­ing res­i­dents back to where it all ha ppened on Chr ist­mas Eve over 2000 ye ars ago, in a lit­tle town near Jerusalem.

On the evening of S atur­day, De­cem­ber 9, t hey are ho sting A Night in Beth­le­hem.

“We are do­ing up the church like the v il­lage of B eth­le­hem,” said Pa stor S cott G am­ble.” S o we will have 11 dif­fer­ent shops, var­i­ous ac­tiv­i­ties for fam­i­lies. Com­ing t hrough we w ill have p eo­ple in c os­tumes and ac­tors w an­der­ing t he str eets to en­gage with.”

“You w ill go home w ith var­i­ous diff er­ent ac tiv­i­ties and craf ts, all k inds of t hings point­ing t o Je sus’ bir th in Beth­le­hem a s t he r ea­son f or Christmas.” H e e xplains t hat one of his parish­ioners had he ard t he idea from an­other church, and brought the idea for­ward.

They felt they could make it a possibility.

“We thought we could make a r un of t his, we ha ve a go od com­mu­nity and it is s ome­thing t hat Dr umheller would re­ally like,” he said.

The event is open to all ages and is a g reat op­por­tu­nity for fam­i­lies t o en joy t he Chr ist­mas sea­son.

The Nig ht in B eth­le­hem goes f rom 5:30 p.m. t o 8:30 p.m. and all ar e we lcome t o come and go a s they please. A free-will of­fer­ing will be taken.

Grace Lutheran Church will be trans­formed into the Vil­lage of Beth­le­hem this Satur­day night.

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