Bethesda Baptist Church in Brownsburg is gearing up for an event called Back to Bethlehem on December 2nd and 3rd, 2016. The event will seek to recreate the experience that Joseph and Mary had when they entered Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago.
Event attendees will “travel back in time” to mingle with other people who are visiting Bethlehem. The program will recreate small town life in a first century Middle Eastern culture. Participants will be able to interact with a variety of characters in period attire, including:
- Roman soldiers
- inn keepers
After parking, attendees will receive a bag of coins that they can use in Bethlehem. One of the first things they’ll see as the enter the event is Oscar, a real live camel. They’ll then interact with shepherds and merchants while experiencing the marketplace feel of first century Bethlehem. They’ll see Rabbi Daniel 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 will share the story of Jesus’ birth in addition to fulfilled prophecies of the cross and resurrection. The stable will also feature animals and a baby 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 December 2nd and 3rd from 6-9 p.m. each night. You can learn more about the event here.