I’m really excited about this! Y’all are all invited to the first annual Interfaith Nativity Festival, a collection of more than 300 nativity scenes from around the world. The collection is set up for browsing, so you can walk around and examine them close up. There’s a live nativity, too, as well as choral performance from several local church choirs. Admission is free. Some details:
- All nativities come from members of the community throughout northwest Ohio
- A children’s activity room will be provided
- Local choirs will be performing
- Light refreshments will be served (including some truly outstanding cookies baked by my son’s Sunday school teacher)
The Festival is happening December 4th (9am-9pm) and 5th (2pm-6pm); the live nativity is Saturday the 4th from 5pm- 8pm. Choral performances are scheduled for:
- 11am Saturday: the children’s choir from First Presbyterian Church of Maumee
- 2pm Saturday: the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints adult choir
- 4pm Saturday: the Bell Choir from Zoar Lutheran Church
- 5:45pm Sunday: the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Bowling Green State University Choir
I want to emphasize that this is not a missionary program. In fact, our world-famous missionaries won’t even be there. It’s a multi-church, interfaith way for us to share some beautiful reminders of the real reason behind this holiday season. All are welcome.
At about 7pm on Sunday, national radio personality Glenn Beck will be speaking, too. He’s in town for his “Real American Christmas Tour“, but he won’t be doing his usual political material; instead, he’s going to talk about his faith in Jesus Christ. This event is open to anyone, but unlike the Nativity Festival, you should expect to see the missionaries there. As if the preceding weren’t enough, at 8pm, we’ll be showing the annual Christmas devotional broadcast from Temple Square in Salt Lake City, featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
All of this goodness is taking place at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints building on 795 in Perrysburg– 3/4mi west of I-75. (If you have questions or want more information, email me or call 419-874-5636).