Church hosts Living Nativity

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WEST BRATTLEBORO — The West Brattleboro Congregational Church will host a reenactment of the events leading up to the birth of a tiny baby in a manger in Bethlehem, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in front of the church, 880 Western Ave.

The Living Nativity will portray the story of Jesus's birth with church members taking on the roles of Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, as well as the shepherds, the King's Angels, and the innkeeper, and prophet. There will be live animals - two donkey, two baby lambs, and one "camel" to accompany the participants on their journey to the manger to worship the newborn baby. At the conclusion of the Living Nativity around 6:30 p.m. there will be an opportunity for the adults and children to meet the cast and pet the animals. There will be narration of the Christmas story from the Old and New Testaments as well as appropriate music.

Seating outside the church will be provided along with hot mulled cider, donuts, and cookies at no expense. This event is free to the public and the refreshments are provided at no cost.

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