Living Nativity at First United Methodist Church Dec. 11-12

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Community members are invited to experience the sight, sounds and emotions as they witness the story of Mary and Joseph’s journey on the road to Bethlehem to give birth to Jesus.
The First United Methodist Church will present its drive-through, Living Nativity from 6:30-8 p.m. on Dec. 11-12.
Community volunteers play the roles of Cesar Augustus, Joseph, Mary, the innkeepers, wise men, shepherds and angels. Livestock, including donkeys, sheep, and a cow, also bring the story of Jesus’ birth to life.
“The Living Nativity is the church’s gift to the community,” says Rev. Maggie McNaught, pastor of the Carson City First United Methodist Church.
The reenactment, and the story of Jesus’ birth itself, has a message of hope even when enduring hardship. Mary and Joseph faced adversity in having to walk more than 100 miles when Jesus’ birth was imminent. They had no place to go for Jesus’ birth. Yet people were generous in providing shelter and gifts to celebrate Jesus’ birth.
“This is a timely message given the community’s challenges these past year two years with COVID disease and economic hardships,” says Tannis Causey, who is spearheading the Living Nativity.
The drive-through entrance begins at King and Division streets in Carson City.
There is no charge for visiting the Living Nativity. Donations of non-perishable food will be accepted to help feed those in need in the community.
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