The Reason for the Season

We took our first trip to Bethlehem last weekend, compliments of Faith Chapel‘s “Bethlehem Story” Living Nativity.

We had no idea what to expect, and were awed by what a terrific job the church and their members did to bring alive the times of Jesus.

As far as I know, none of the congregation are professional actors, but they certainly created believable characters who peppered the streets of this “Bethlehem” bazaar selling their wares, making arts and crafts, tending to animals and telling Bible stories.

Gage enjoyed chopping wood and sharpening knives.

Mallory learned how to write Shalom in Hebrew.

We happened to be near the manger when Mary and Joseph were in need of shelter.

Everyone loved seeing the baby Jesus.


Faith Chapel’s Living Nativity took place last weekend, and we enjoyed it so much I’ve started to research other nativities in San Diego.  Here are the ones I am aware of, but please comment if you know of some that I have missed.

Bethlehem Walk; First United Methodist Church in Escondido: 

Friday, December 13, 2013 – 5:30 pm to 8:55 pm
Saturday, December 14, 2013 – 4:00 pm to 8:25 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2013 – 4:00 pm to 7:55 pm

Living Nativity; St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Clairemont:

Saturday, December 14 at 5:00 pm

Walk-thru or Drive-thru Live Nativity; Pathways Church in Santee:

Friday, December 13, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 14, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Living Nativity; Grace Lutheran Church in Escondido

Friday, Dec 20 at 7:00 pm

Saturday, December 21 at 6:00 pm

Merry Christmas!



One thought on “The Reason for the Season

  1. Erin says:

    Thanks for sharing these!!

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