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First United Methodist Church to present live nativity

Community invited to view Christmas story, visit Bethlehem Marketplace

Shepherds (from left) Michael Lawrence, Jared Kantak and Jonah Kantak (all from Baldwinsville) watch over their sheep during last year’s Live Nativity at Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church. This year’s event returns from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.

Shepherds (from left) Michael Lawrence, Jared Kantak and Jonah Kantak (all from Baldwinsville) watch over their sheep during last year’s Live Nativity at Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church. This year’s event returns from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16.

— The greater Baldwinsville community is invited to watch as the Baldwinsville First United Methodist Church brings the Christmas story to life. And, in addition to the actors and animals who make the live nativity possible, this year’s event will also feature a special guest – a camel.

The free event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at the church, 17 W. Genesee St., Baldwinsville. Visitors will be able to take a guided tour to the inn where Joseph and Mary were turned away and witness the visit of angels to shepherds in the “field.” They’ll also see the manger where Jesus was born and the three Wisemen as they travel toward Bethlehem.

Inside the church, the Bethlehem Marketplace will be bustling with activity. There will also be free refreshments, Christmas music and crafts for children to make and take.

Parking is available in the church’s lot, on adjacent Charlotte Street and in the municipal lot behind the Baldwinsville Police Department. For more information, call the church at 635-6442.

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