Volunteers from about a dozen Chandlersville churches took thousands of travelers to ancient Bethlehem this weekend in the Chandlersville United Methodist Church’s fourth annual Bethlehem walk.
According to volunteer Ken Ogg, this outdoor drama is the churches start to the season. “We decide to start the season out right so that people are in their right mindset when the Christmas season comes along. We want to show people that it’s really not about the presents and packages, but about the birth of the savior.”
Travelers encountered everything from Roman soldiers too poor shepard’s, on their trip to the manger where Jesus was born.
According to Ogg, it took a community effort to bring this alive. “We have so many different denominations all working together. That’s something unheard of in the bigger cities. It doesn’t matter what denomination you are, we can all work together.”
After the walk, visitors warmed up in the Chandlersville School building with hot chocolate as cookies.
The last walk ended at around 9PM tonight.