BUCKHANNON — Good Hope Tabernacle presented the true meaning of Christmas by taking participants through the birth and life of Jesus on Saturday evening with a drive-thru live Nativity. Members of the church presented eight scenes that told the story of Jesus’s humble beginnings in a Bethlehem stable.
Jessica Koerner, Sunday school teacher at Good Hope Tabernacle, coordinated the event. She reported that 143 cars experienced the live Nativity over a three-hour interval. The event began at 5 p.m. and shortly after, cars filled the parking lot waiting for their turn to view scenes from the Bible stories. Several lanes of traffic were directed by volunteers to move cars through as efficiently as possible.
Each scene lasted approximately two minutes and consisted of live actors of all ages, with the youngest being a baby, playing the part of Jesus. Additionally, there were many live animals such as cows, sheep, as well as a horse and a donkey, and even chickens.
Koerner expressed, “We serve a mighty God and are so blessed by the outpouring of support from this community. We want to express our thankfulness for the dedication and willingness of each person involved to make this event a success. Merry Christmas from Good Hope Tabernacle Church.”
Good Hope Tabernacle Church is located past Sago Road on the right, at 3203 WV Route 20, Buckhannon.