Sharing memories – Nativities bring Jesus’ birth to life

A trio of nativity displays at the Saint Jo Christmas Nativity Display. (Courtesy photo)

“But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’”
Luke 2:10-12

By BARBARA GREEN
There is no more prominent symbol in Christianity than the Nativity, representing the birth of Jesus Christ. It is a scene celebrated with life-size figures in church yards and cherished family momentoes each Christmas season.
If you enjoy the symbolism and message of the nativity, the members of the Saint Jo First United Methodist Church invite you to start your holidays with a visit to the fourth annual Community Nativity Display Dec. 2-3.
The church is located at 306 W. Boggess Street. The display will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 2 and 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 3. There is no admission cost.

Last year the display grew to 100 sets exhibited around the fellowship hall and adjacent rooms of the church. The church membership and area communities are invited to bring their nativity and share its story. Call Harris at 940-995-2720 if you would like to submit a display.

Read the full feature in the mid-week News.

This origami nativity box is the newest addition to Rhelda Harri’s nativity collection. (Photo by Barbara Green)