Bethesda Baptist Church in Brownsburg is hosting the annual Back to Bethlehem event from December 1-December 3, 2017 to give attendees a glimpse back in time. This interactive program recreates life in a small town first century Middle Eastern culture.
A variety of characters will be present in period attire to interact with participants. These town residents include:
- inn keepers
- Roman soldiers
After parking, each attendee will be given a bag of coins to be used throughout Bethlehem. They’ll watch an introductory video that helps set the stage for the experience of a first century town. Upon entering the event, they’ll see a real live camel and interact with shepherds and merchants while experiencing the marketplace feel of first century Bethlehem. They’ll also see Rabbis at the synagogue and meet with innkeepers and other individuals in the town.
The event will conclude with a short presentation in a stable. Joseph and Mary, who will be with baby Jesus, will share the story of Jesus’ birth in addition to fulfilled prophecies of the cross and resurrection. The event will also feature live animals to recreate the scene of that night in Bethlehem. This experience is intended to make the night of Jesus’ birth tangible to everyone who attends.
Back to Bethlehem will take place at Bethesda Baptist Church. which is located at 7950 N County Rd. 650 E in Brownsburg. The event will take place on Friday, December 1 from 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 2 from 12 p.m. -3 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 1-4 p.m. This event is free and open to all. You can learn more about the event here.