JETMORE — Jetmore United Methodist Church will be the scene of “Journey to Bethlehem,” on Dec. 8 and 9.
This year marks the thirteenth annual “Journey to Bethlehem” to be hosted by the Jetmore and Hanston United Methodist Churches with help from other area churches.
Tours will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. each night. Tours for those with special needs will be held from 5-5:30 p.m.
The journey takes visitors through first century Bethlehem to experience the original Christmas. “Travelers” meet a wise man, census taker, tax collector, inn keepers, elders, shepherds and angels as they pass through the gates of Bethlehem. They will come upon a market place full of sights and sounds complete with live animals, and culminate the journey with an encounter with Mary, Joseph and the Christ child.
According to information from Carolyn Tarman at Jetmore UMC, “Each year the ‘Journey’ gets better! Since it began in the year 2000, approximately 10,700 visitors have experienced this incredible reenactment of the joy of the birth of Christ.
Relax and begin your travel back in time as you share mint tea and cookies with a storyteller who will share information about the historical period and region. Then walk ‘Journey to Bethlehem 2012’ and gain an even deeper understanding of the prophecies and events surrounding Christ’s birth.”
The Hodgeman County Business Boosters will serve dinner from 4-8 p.m. each night at Jetmore’s King Center, located on the north end of Main Street. Freewill donations for the dinner will benefit a local scholarship fund.