BUCKHANNON — Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Buckhannon welcomed back the annual Live Nativity scene on Wednesday, December 8.
The event was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, so the church has not held the production since 2019. With the anticipation for the event being high, the great turnout made for a wonderful return. The actors for the production were members of CHUMC. The Helmick family provided the live animals from their own local farm. Music was played throughout the two hours of the production. Every 15 minutes, the music would lower for the telling of the Christmas Story, present out of the Book of Luke by Pastor Paul Rebelo.
“We just wanted to do this for the community to remind everyone what this season is all about – to celebrate the birth of Jesus, as well as allowing the young children to see and play with the animals,” said the creator of the production. “That’s the highlight for the younger kids, as well as learning about our Lord and Savior. I’m very pleased with the number of people who came out since it was quite a chilly night.”
Chapel Hill has been hosting and will continue to host events up until Christmas. If anyone is interested in any upcoming events or would like further information about the nativity and its origins, call Chapel Hill United Methodist Church at (304) 472-6904 or visit their Facebook page.