Regardless of your religious/spiritual resume or affiliation, odds are you familiar with the Christian nativity scene, which depicts the birth of Jesus. You've probably seen a nativity with dolls, statues, or little characters, you have maybe even seen a live nativity - but there's a church on the west side of Evansville that is taking a whole new approach to the nativity.

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The Turning Pointe UMC is hosting a live nativity event that goes beyond that final scene in the manger that we are all so familiar with. The Turning Pointe is offering an interactive nativity that will have small groups of people visiting five different stations, both inside and out, showing reenactments of the events that took place that night in Bethlehem.

This special live nativity event is happening this Friday, December 17th from 6pm-9pm. It is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. And it will happen rain or shine. The Turning Point UMC is located at 9800 Middle Mt. Vernon Road.

The Turning Pointe's pastor, Scott Cassel, will greet each group with a brief introduction before one of the youth guides your group throughout your journey. You will visit the following five stations.

  1. Mary and the Angel Gabriel
  2. The Shepherds and their animals (Did I mention there would be a live camel?)
  3. The Wisemen
  4. Angels singing (children)
  5. Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus

Once you've completed the walk-through, you have the opportunity to donate to the following non-profit organizations:

And before you head home, you're invited to stick around for some hot chocolate and chili.

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