Night in Bethlehem

Noblesville Church Hosts Christmas Event for the Whole Family

A Night in Bethlehem: A Hands-On Holy Land Experience

NOBLESVILLE, IN – On the night of December 7, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Emmanuel United Methodist Church will transform into a scene similar to what Mary and Joseph experienced when they traveled to Bethlehem for the census – A Night in Bethlehem

         This INSIDE family event, open to the community, will take guests back in time, as they start their journey by registering for the census. Then, they will tour the marketplace, where they’ll use their senses to taste, see and smell what life was like when Jesus was born. In the marketplace, families will have hands-on experiences in the following shops: bakery, spices, carpentry, food items, instrument-making, scribe, wreath making, ornament decorating and pottery. All along their journey, they will meet shepherds, the tax collector, King Herod, the Innkeeper, and an Angel.  The evening will conclude with Mary, Joseph and the baby as they reflect on what they’ve witnessed and learned that night as they finish with Christmas carol-singing!          A Night in Bethlehem is a great opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. The experience is for the entire family; all ages are welcome!  Guests can come at any time during the 4:00-7:00 time frame and should allow an hour to complete their visit to Bethlehem.  Pre-registration is available and suggested at http://bit.ly/EUMCNIB .