Journey to Bethlehem
Disciples Christian Church will present its own Christmas gift to the community. On Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, continuously from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Disciples Christian Church will present Journey to Bethlehem, a walk-through drama that recreates the sights and sounds of Bethlehem’s marketplace at the time of Christ’s birth.
Before you enter Bethlehem, have an audience with King Herod and then be counted in the census. Once in Bethlehem, interact with street merchants as well as view some animals. Watch craftsmen at their work and be prodded along by Roman guards. Listen while townspeople, shepherds and other biblical characters set the stage for the discovery of the newborn baby in the stable. As you wait your turn to enter Bethlehem, you could be entertained by the No Strings Attached puppets. You could also listen to performances by the church’s Chancel Choir or soloists and participate in a Christmas carol sing-along.
Disciples Christian Church, 3663 Mayfield Road (at Yellowstone across from Severance Town Center), has offered this free gift to the community since 1981. For more information, call 216-382-5344 or visit www.discipleschristian.org.
Ron Werman is a Cleveland Heights resident and member, elder, choir member and communications chairperson of Disciples Christian Church.