With turmoil and chaos abounding in major cities and shopping malls, it’s easy to forget precisely what this season is all about and why we celebrate Christmas.
Regardless of religious preference, one would be hard-pressed to argue that Jesus Christ was not one of the most influential (if not the most influential) person in the last 2,000 years, giving rise to a church legacy that dominates America and most Western cultures to this day.
For a little reminder of this legendary figure and the circumstances of his mythical birth, you could either crack open your handy-dandy Bible … or you could swing by Montesano Presbyterian Church on McBryde Avenue between North Church Street and North First Street.
A live Nativity scene will be presented the night of Saturday, Dec. 8, to be fully ready for viewing after the night’s Festival of Lights parade, said Jim Dameron, Nativity coordinator.
Expect to find shepherds, wise men, and (of course), the Blessed Family, as well as many other figures from the tale acting out the essence of the story, according to Gospel writers Matthew and Luke.
There should be plenty of warmth and fellowship for any and all comers.
Be sure to bring a can or two for community food banks … but don’t worry about these chaotic times intruding too much on the event itself. We are told a Roman legionnaire and attendant will be in the parking lot looking to collect any charitable donations … and maintain the peace.
For more information, contact the Montesano Presbyterian Church at (360) 249-3845.