Sierra Bible Church, Calvery Chapel present ‘A Night in Bethlehem’ a live recreation
December 12, 2008
Step back in time on Dec. 14 and 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sierra Bible Church in Truckee and experience the night Jesus was born.
Sierra Bible Church and Calvary Chapel of Truckee offer an opportunity to interact with the town of Bethlehem on this historic evening. “A Night in Bethlehem” has 50 volunteers who will lend their gifts of art decor, design, carpentry, photography, dramatic arts, leadership and organizational skills to reproduce an interactive town of Bethlehem. The shop owners will be busy making pottery, baking bread, crushing spices and weaving.
Our community will be able to participate and learn the ancient ways of creating items sold in the marketplace. The baby Jesus will be a real, live baby!
“Our desire was to have a Christmas Program that is truly a community event, where our churches and our community could have an interactive experience. Instead of watching a Christmas play, the community will be able to come and learn first-hand what really happened that night in Bethlehem,” said Co-directors Bev Schnobrich of Sierra Bible and Stephanie Lopez of Calvary Chapel.
The Bible says that night the sky was dark and the stars were shining bright, there were “Shepherds who were keeping watch over their sheep when suddenly an Angel stood before them. The Angel told them not to be afraid and then said to them ‘I bring you tidings of great joy, which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David (Bethlehem) a Savior who is Christ the Lord’…and then suddenly, there was with the Angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God.” The Angel said, “which will be to all people.” It is a statement of hope. That is what “A Night In Bethlehem” is all about.
The community is invited to the free event. Visit the stable where Christ was born and see the “babe wrapped in swaddling clothes.” Speak to Mary and Joseph about their journey to Bethlehem. Run into a beggar, an inn keeper, a Roman soldier or even talk to the Shepherds who “saw a multitude of heavenly hosts.” The bustling town of Bethlehem will come alive.
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The public is encouraged to experience this two-night event. Find out why the Angel gave such a hopeful proclamation to the Shepherds on the eve of Christ’s birth.
The event takes place on Dec. 14 and 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Sierra Bible Church in Truckee, 11460 Brockway Road. For more information, call Sierra Bible Church at 587-6025.