Back in 1959, a group of church members from the three churches in the Bethlehem community met to discuss the possibility of a joint project. The idea of a living nativity was presented and all enthusiastically agreed. Now 50 years later, this ministry has been portrayed over and over each Christmas season. This would not have been possible if so many dedicated people had not had the faith to keep it going. To all who helped in any way, we say thank you so much for your support and willingness to serve. This being the 50th year, we wanted to give a special thank you to all who have done so much to make sure “the pageant,” as Math Martin always called it, has continued these many years. Many of these great people are now in heaven and many are just not able to help anymore because of age or health problems. But they are always there every time we put up the stable, every time we stand to portray the characters, every time those many visitors come and view this idea born those 50 years ago. May God bless each of you.
Bethlehem Community Living Nativity Scene