A Night in Bethlehem recreates historic scene | SierraSun.com
YOUR AD HERE »

A Night in Bethlehem recreates historic scene

Courtesy Aaron SchnobrichDiscover the little town of Bethlehem in Truckee Dec. 6 and 7.
ALL |

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Every December for the past four years, the sanctuary at Sierra Bible Church has been transformed into a facsimile of first century Bethlehem. The streets of this Bethlehem are filled with men and women, boys and girls in period dress. You will see pilgrims who have been called to Bethlehem to be counted in a census decreed by Caesar Augustus. Roman soldiers and tax collectors keep a wary eye on the unsuspecting pilgrims. The streets are lined with shops, filled with food and first-century crafts ready to serve the weary travelers. One enters the city through a stone archway where you are likely to pass by some of the livestock of the region. Throughout the night a rumor circulates a band of shepherds has been visited by angels announcing the birth of a child, who is found with his parents in a stable, because there was no more room in the inn. What you will see and hear in this Bethlehem is a retelling of the story of that first Christmas.

A Night in Bethlehem will be held at Sierra Bible Church, 11460 Brockway Road in Truckee. The gates to Bethlehem will open Thursday, Dec. 6 and Friday, Dec. 7 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This is a community event for the entire family. This hands-on Holy Land experience is free of charge. Go to the little town of Bethlehem for the festivities, mingle with shepherds, enjoy some delicious food, and make your own crafts. Discover why Christmas is celebrated.


Support Local Journalism

 

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Lake Tahoe, Truckee, and beyond make the Sierra Sun's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User