Live Nativity family event at Bethesda on the Bay Dec. 19

Rupert the Camel

Bethesda On The Bay Lutheran Church is hosting its second annual Live Nativity for the public Sunday, Dec. 19, from 4-6 p.m. on its spacious grounds at the corner of 28607 Wolf Road and Beach Lane in Bay Village.

This free event and plenty of hot chocolate will be available to everyone. Cash donations are encouraged to benefit Fill This House, a local faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the living conditions of local, needy youth aging out of the foster care system, providing essential household items such as beds and kitchenware. Bethesda on the Bay enthusiastically partners with several local and international organizations dedicated to serving those in need.

The Live Nativity scene will include a manger and several live animals such as the popular Rupert the Camel, a highland miniature cow, donkey, and goats managed from New Beginnings Equine Rescue.

“We had such positive feedback last year as so many families enjoyed getting out of the house to experience the story of the Holy family and interact with the animals," explained Bethesda Pastor Angela Freeman-Riley. “We again want to spread the joy of the arrival of Christ on that first Christmas and Bethesda seeks to be a place of welcome and hospitality for everyone this Holiday season and always,” she further stated.

The Live Nativity will include a brief presentation of the Bible’s account of Jesus’ birth. Anyone may drive by and view the Live Nativity or safely attend the outdoor presentation. There is abundant parking. No reservations required.   

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