Grace Lutheran hosting Night in Bethlehem
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.