2010-12-25 / Front Page

True Meaning of Christmas

Photos by Charles Prince Photos by Charles Prince MILLERSPORT – The Christmas Story came alive December 8 at Millersport United Methodist Church.

Visitors to “Night in Bethlehem” first came across Mary and Joseph with a donkey as they headed to Bethlehem for the census and to pay their taxes.

Inside the church, visitors registered and pay their taxes before entering a Bethlehem market complete with a beggar. Children could spend money at several shops.

Shepherds lead small groups out into the cold night where they were tending sheep and goats. The outside journey included a stop with the Three Kings and their camels as they too headed to Bethlehem.

Visitors reentered the church, walking to a manger with Mary, Joseph and the Christ Child in the darkened sanctuary.

The production involved dozens of costumed volunteers plus more than a dozen animals including three camels.

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