CALL FOR THE LIVING NATIVITY
It is that time of the year again in which we as a community celebrate the Christmas season in many ways – Country Christmas in Bethel, school programs, church services, caroling, business and family open houses, and the annual Living Nativity, presented on the Common by the people of the community. It is a wonderful opportunity that this community still affords itself, to quietly remember the foundational meaning of Christmas amidst all the hustle and bustle of everything else that has become part of the celebration. How refreshing. How appropriate. What a joyful thing to gather the community around for at this special season of the year.
So, this is the annual call to all who would like to get involved in the presentation again (or for the first time) this year. It takes a lot of people to “pull it off,” as we would like to include everyone. We need shepherds, wise men, angels (big and small) and others who can work together with others to fill the cast. We also need community choir members who will sing in the gazebo. Finally, we are also in need of animals (the four-legged kind), sheep, goats, cows or any farm animals.
If anyone would like to be involved at any of these levels, preparation will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 23, at the Bethel Inn Conference Center. So. come, don a costume, grab a shepherd’s staff, put on a king’s crown, or grow some angel wings and a halo (if for but a short time). We also need a crowd to watch, listen and sing, so come and be part of this special community expression Christmas celebration. The presentation will begin at 5 p.m. on the common, next to the gazebo.
If anyone has questions, or would like to let us know of willingness to help in advance, please call (or leave a message) at 824-2289, Bethel Alliance Church. We’ll see everyone on the Bethel Common on the 23rd. Merry Christmas!
For more information, call me at 824-2715 or Nancy Bellinger at 824-4567.
Chair, Living Nativity