Free, live nativity features costumed cast, caroling, cookies

In its sixth year, First Christian Church’s gift to the community includes “Away in a Manger” re-enactment, plus inside look at special nativity collection

(Rockwall) If you look under the bright star in the East (east of Ridge Road, that is!) on the night of Sunday, Dec. 18, you will find Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and the entire cast from that Bethlehem night long ago.

For the sixth year, members of First Christian Church Rockwall will present their gift to the community in reenacting the Christmas Nativity story for the public.  That Sunday, a costumed cast of all ages will perform every 20 – 30 minutes, followed by a group caroling session led by the church choir.  Children will also be given a chance to pet any animals at the scene, which includes sheep, goats, a donkey and llama.  About 40 participants take part in this live-action storytelling, which will last from 6 to 8 p.m. 

“New this year, we are also inviting the public inside the church for cookies and hot chocolate and to view a collection of nativity scenes,” said FCC pastor Mark Irons.

The event is now a cherished holiday tradition at FCC Rockwall.  In bringing the community a free, family-friendly activity and a creative reminder of the reason for the season, members see the event as another way to serve as disciples of Christ.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Rockwall is located at 3375 Ridge Road, 1.4 miles south of Interstate 30.  Enter from White Road and follow the signs to parking areas.

Submitted by FCC.

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