The Youth Group, God’s Adventure Camp, the Crusader Club, volunteers from the First Baptist Church and other churches will present a Living Nativity the last Friday and Saturday before Christmas from 6-8 pm. It will be held at the First Baptist Church on Main Street, Roulette. It will be a drive or walk-through theater with four life scenes of the First Christmas. (Or, at least our depiction of them.)
You'll be greeted by a Roman Centurion taking the census. This was one of the reasons Mary and Joseph were to go to Bethlehem- to register for their taxes.
The first scene will be of the angels announcing the glad tidings of Jesus' birth to the shepherds. There will be real sheep, horses and live people depicting the angels and shepherds. The Biblical narrative will be heard over a sound system, and carolers will interject Christmas carols. Imagine the shepherds’ shock!
The second scene will be the actual Nativity at the stable. All the real animals -, cow, calf, sheep, goat, donkey and mule will be there. A live Mary, Joseph and innkeeper will be there as well. A real baby Jesus may be there, depending on the weather. The Biblical story will be heard here. Pause to drink in the enormity of it all- Almighty God becoming human flesh!
The third scene is the palace scene of the time when the wise men come to see King Herod. They are inquiring as to where they can find the newborn King of the Jews. King Herod is jealous of a new king. Hear the Bible account from the Gospel of Matthew.
The fourth and final scene is the home where the wise men bring their gifts to the young child, Jesus. Rejoice with them as they see the star and find the Savior. Our stand-in camels, (alpacas) and other means of transportation will be here. Hear the rest of the story and enjoy beautiful Christmas music.
There is no admission charge, but donations are accepted. Free hot chocolate, cookies and literature will be available.
Animals may be petted. Pictures and videos are encouraged.