Calvary Baptist Church presents a drive-thru Nativity

Staff Writer

Calvary Baptist Church is presenting a drive thru Nativity from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16.

The event is free and the public is welcome to come and see the true meaning of the Christmas story.

"This is our fourth year to do the drive thru Nativity Scene," said Bridget Shows, director of the project. Please enter on Eshman Avenue behind the church. We'll have signs up to show people where to go."

Shows said the Calvary children's department puts the display on every year.

She said it will have children and adults involved in the production.

"Children are aged 6 to 12," Shows said. "There are at least 20 people. There will be scenes leading to the manger. We have shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch, and the Wise Men coming to see the baby Jesus. That's what we have planned."

Betty Carpenter is the head of the children's department, but she delegated the Nativity into the capable hands of Shows and Lacie Pumphrey.

"We're adding some different scenes this year," Carpenter said. "We'll have shepherds, wise men and angels, all leading to the manger."

Carpenter said there will be large illuminated boards with the corresponding scripture for the scene leading up the path.

“When I read about Mary, I think she was just in awe of being chosen to be the mother of the Messiah," Shows said. "I think like any parents they were in amazement over the birth of the baby. And that baby was the Christ child."

Shows said she hopes the actors have a good time while participating in the Nativity.

"We really hope that people will remember that this is truly the reason for Christmas," Shows said, "We love the Christmas season, especially with children looking forward to Santa, but we want them and everyone who wants to drive by Saturday night, to understand the true meaning of Christmas.”