JETMORE — The 14th annual Journey to Bethlehem program will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 14 and 15 at the Jetmore United Methodist Church. The evening program is hosted by the Jetmore and Hanston United Methodist Churches with help from other area churches. Special needs tours will be available from 5-5:30 p.m. each night.
The “Journey” takes visitors through first century Bethlehem to experience the original Christmas. “Travelers” meet the Wise Men, census taker, tax collector, inn keepers, elders, shepherds and angels as they pass through the gates of Bethlehem. They will come upon a marketplace full of sights and sounds, complete with live animals, and culminate the journey with an encounter with Mary, Joseph and the Christ child.
Sponsors said the journey gets better each year. Since it began in 2000, approximately 11,400 visitors have experienced this reenactment of the joy of the birth of Christ. The trip back in time begins as travelers share mint tea and cookies with a storyteller who will share information about the historical period and region.
The program is intended to help people gain a deeper understanding of the prophecies and events surrounding Christ’s birth.
Jetmore’s King Center, located on the north end of Main Street, will offer dinner from 4-8 p.m. Dinner is served by the Hodgeman County Business Boosters for a freewill donation. The proceeds will benefit a local scholarship fund.