In December, many Catholic and Protestant families celebrate the birth of Jesus by installing a creche or nativity scene in front of their home, in public spaces or a personal nativity scene in their home. Typically, nativity scenes are created with scaled-down figures of the manger scene, often lit up at night.
Not as common but very impactful is the viewing of a live nativity scene.
A live Nativity turns the thoughts of the faithful from the hustle and bustle of Christmas and back toward reflection on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of the Savior.
Since 1944 First Presbyterian Church in Clinton has gone a step further by bringing the nativity scene to life with members of the junior and senior high youth groups.
Now in its 78th year the tradition of telling the story of Jesus’ birth continues at First Presbyterian Church.
“The live nativity at First Presbyterian Church is a long standing tradition but more than that we hope it is a meaningful service to the Clinton community. The Christmas Story is the center of our Christian faith and telling this story is something we feel honored to do,” said Danny Cook, Elder and Advent Committee Chair.
Members of the community have several options for experiencing the live nativity scene.
- Thursday, December 22 – 6:30 pm
- Friday, December 23 – 6:30 and 7:30 pm
- Saturday, December 24 – immediately following the 5:00 pm Christmas Eve Service
If you’ve never experienced the viewing of a live nativity scene this is your opportunity to do so.
Click on the images below to view photos from prior years.