You will walk with a Sheppard Guide; following the star of Bethlehem and visit seven scenes that tell the story of Jesus’ birth. Outside scenes so please dress accordingly. Our gift to your family – no charge. Parking is free and the event is handicapped accessible. Following the tour there will be refreshments, music and children’s crafts in the Family Life Center.
Directions: Rt. 724 WEST from Coventry Mall to LEFT @ Light (Laurelwood Rd.) to Church on LEFT● Route 422 to SOUTH Rt. 100; ● OR ● Route 23 to NORTH Rt. 100; then turn WEST at Cedarville Rd. light ½ mile to Church on right.
Of the 200 volunteers it takes to put together the Christmas celebration taking place Friday through Sunday evenings at Historic Joanna Furnace, Lisa and Marissa Martin have one of the more enviable jobs.
They’re coordinating the kitchen portion of the event’s living-history demonstrations, which means the mother-daughter team spent a good portion of last week testing out 19th century cookie recipes – you know, for authenticity’s sake.
With the cookies available for visitors to sample, the stakes were high – but Lisa Martin said the 19th century recipes she found online should please modern palates.
“My kitchen all approved it,” she said.
We’re all familiar with the songs of the Season . . . “Away in the Manger”, “O Little Town of Bethlehem” or “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing”, to name a few, but is Christ’s story alive to your family and a part of your Holiday celebrations?
On December 16th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., as a gift to the community, we invite you and your family to join us, free of charge, under the blanket of the night sky for a journey back in time. You will walk, outside, with a Shepherd Guide, following the star of Bethlehem and visiting six live, walk-thru, scenes and hear the story of Jesus’ birth, as narrated by your Shepherd Guide.
You will visit the manger–see the live animals; hear how the angels and shepherds joyously spread the word about Jesus’ birth; see the delight of the Wise Men presenting their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh; share in the joy of the Christmas Story and complete your journey with some artistic scripture displays from the Bible.
Finally, the Family Life Center will be filled with familiar sounds of the Christmas music we all love and enjoy, complimentary hot chocolate and cookies; free craft activities for the children and an opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas with your friends and family.
The Live Nativity will be from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at Cedarville UMC, 1092 Laurelwood Road, Pottstown, PA. This is an outside, walking, event, so please dress accordingly. Please note that this walking tour is made handicapped accessible via the use of golf cart. The event and parking are free. For directions or more information you may go to our website at www.cedarvilleumc.org or call the church office at 610-326-4173.
If you enjoy all things Lancaster County and Christmas in a small town atmosphere, the Village of Intercourse is the place to be this weekend. Live music, children’s activities, food, crafts, live Nativity, a presentation of Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol“, Santa and more!
Festivities start this weekend (December 4, 2010). Click on the link below to see the calendar of events. I would suggest perusing the rest of the website to learn more!