BRATTLEBORO -- As Christmas Day draws closer, people continue to wait with great expectation for the time to arrive when the birth of our savior, Jesus Christ, can be relived. On Sunday, Dec. 8, the public is invited to the First United Methodist Church to witness again the reenactment of the events that took place on the Road to Bethlehem 2000 years ago.

As those attending drive through the live nativity at First United Methodist Church and travel back in time, every effort has been made to detract them from the modern world so that they may concentrate on what happened at the time Christ was born. There will be hundreds of luminaries and people stationed along the way for guidance through the nativity. A spotlight at each scene enhances and luminates the reflection of the actors against the night sky. Many people have volunteered to star in this live production.

For anyone who has not yet witnessed this unique and historical experience, they are especially invited to drive through on Sunday, Dec. 8, between the hours of 5 to 8 p.m. There is no cost, but the church welcomes donations of either cash or non-perishable food for the Brattleboro Area Drop-in Center.

The church is located at 18 Town Crier Drive off Putney Road. For information: 802-254-4218 or e-mail