Already feeling the hustle and bustle of the busy holiday schedule? Be sure you slow down to enjoy the 22nd presentation of The Living Christmas Story by Killearn United Methodist Church. This year’s event will take place from December 11-13, 2009.
In 1987, KUMC Pastor Bob Tindale expressed a desire to have more that simply a live nativity scene on display during the Christmas season. His vision was to actually tell the Christmas story through scenes of the major events leading up the Nativity. A small group of church members jumped on the idea, and a tradition was born.
The production has grown significantly over the years, and today includes more than 600 costumed actors, backstage crew, traffic control staff, hayride attendants, and several live animals to help visitors experience the sights and sounds of Bethlehem.
The presentation is the church’s gift to the community: no entrance fees are collected and donations are not accepted. The Living Christmas Story will be presented at KUMC, 2800 Shamrock South, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “Follow the Star” and take US 319 (Thomasville Road) to Killearney Way, then continue following the special signs. Visitors may drive their own vehicles, or park and enjoy a hayride through the timeless scenes.
For more information, please call 893-1116 or visit www.kumconline.org.