Journey to Bethlehem at Disciples Christian Church

Spice sellers at Journey to Bethlehem.

To help get into the Christmas spirit, immerse yourself in the marketplace of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus’ birth. Enjoy the holiday season with a Journey to Bethlehem on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 5 p.m. at Disciples Christian Church.

Journey to Bethlehem is a free walk-through drama that recreates the sights and sounds of Bethlehem’s marketplace—without cell phones, text messages, Facebook or Twitter. GPS may get you to Disciples Christian Church, but you will not need it to get to Bethlehem.  

Participants will have an audience with King Herod and be counted in the census. They will be approached by beggars and prodded along by Roman guards. Basketmakers, woodworkers, bakers and weavers will display their wares. Animals will walk beside you as the procession moves toward the stable and the discovery of the newborn baby.  

While waiting to enter Bethlehem, participants will be entertained by No Strings Attached puppets and members of the music ministry.  

Disciples Christian Church is located at 3663 Mayfield Road (at Yellowstone Road, across from Severance Town Center) in Cleveland Heights. For more information, call 216-382-5344 or visit,

Ronald Werman

Ronald Werman is an elder of Disciples Christian Church.

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