God’s Way Baptist Church to present live nativity scene

Published 9:30 pm Wednesday, December 17, 2008

God’s Way Baptist Church of Troy has a Christmas gift for the community and everyone is invited to share in a wonderful Christmas presentation.

On Sunday, Dec. 21, God’s Way Baptist Church will present a Live Nativity Scene from 5:30 until 8 p.m. on the front lawn of the church on Highway 87.

The Nativity Scene will feature the Bethlehem characters – Mary and Joseph and the Baby Jesus, the shepherds and the Wise Men.

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“We’ll have live animals including a camel, goats, donkeys, sheep and a miniature cow,” said the Rev. Chad Teal, church pastor. “Those who come will be able to pet and feed the animals and it will be a wonderful experience.

“We’ll have something warm to drink, finger foods and a warming fire if it’s cold.”

There will also be two candlelight services in the church sanctuary at 6 and 7:15 p.m. on Dec. 21.

The services will be identical. Each service will last about 35 minutes and will include the carols of Christmas and sacred hymns played on the piano by Stacy Teal. There will also be sacred readings. The services will conclude with the lighting of individual candles and a congregational Christmas hymn.

“We invite the community to share this special time with us,” Teal said. “Even if you don’t attend one of the candlelight services, we encourage everyone to stop and visit the Nativity scene. It will have deep meaning during this Christmas season. It will be a time that families can spend together celebrating the real reason for the season.”