Calvary Baptist Church in Bainbridge will perform a live Nativity play, with more than 30 actors helping portray the birth of Jesus Christ in Bethlehem.
Calvary Baptist Church is located at 601 Chason Street, which runs between College Street and Evans Street in Bainbridge (it’s also near what is known as the Duck Pond, or Coyle Park, in Bainbridge.)
The nativity play is free to observe and only runs about 15 minutes; there will be four performances on both Friday and Saturday nights, Dec. 5 and Dec. 6, beginning at 6:15 p.m. People are invited to come park at the church and watch actors re-enact the birth of Jesus in the “little town of Bethlehem.”
The Nativity scene also portrays what the marketplace in Bethlehem would have looked like in Jesus’ time. A Shetland pony is standing in for one of the donkeys in the manger. There is even a shining star, to lead the Wise Men to where the angel had foretold that Jesus would be born.
The Nativity scene will be performed at 6:15 p.m., 6:45 p.m., 7:15 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.
View pictures of the Nativity scene below; please keep in mind when these were taken, the scene of Bethlehem was still being set up and the actors were not in place. You won’t want to miss this uplifting reminder of the true “Reason for the Season!”