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Friday, December 18, 2009

A night in Bethlehem

Last weekend at our church


For the second year in a row, Trinity hosted “A Night in Bethlehem”

 It was a wonderful evening filled with the sights, sounds,

smells, tastes and feelings of the night that our Savior was born.

Over 1,100 people passed

through the “city’s marketplace”

and enjoyed a special

time with family and friends.

The evening included

a delicious Greek dinner

 During dinner,

people were entertained by

actors portraying a traditional

Roman-style feast, while

announcements were sung by

a Roman messenger.
After checking in at the census

table, participants entered the

gym which had been completely

turned into the city of

Bethlehem. Children and

adults participated in crafts

that were representative of the

time period, heard stories

from the town storyteller, and

even gambled some gold at

the Roman Soldier camp.

The Spice Booth was a popular activity.

Children had the opportunity to dress up in clothes from the time period.

Bethlehem visitors were also

turned away at the crowded

inn by the innkeeper. The

evening’s journey ended

outdoors at the live Nativity

where Mary, Joseph and

baby Jesus were serenaded

by the sound of angels. A

host of live stable animals

were present including

donkeys, sheep and goats.

Thank you to our church and the volunteers for such an incredible event!

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1 comment:

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh this sounds wonderful! I would love to have seen this. I've had a hard time getting around to everyone this busy busy time -- but congratulations to your daughter and I do wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas.