“Nativi-Tea” benefit held to help children

Published 5:44 pm Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Nativity display located at the altar of the Walnut Creek United Methodist Church.

Hundreds of Nativity Scenes, depictions of the birth of Jesus as described in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, will be on display at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church on Saturday, Dec. 4.

The “Nativi-Tea” is a benefit for Raleigh’s Place, a Christ-centered home and soon to be camp for children who are temporarily or permanently removed from their homes.

Christmas tea and refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given every 15 minutes.

This is the church’s first year hosting this event, and it is welcoming all ladies to support the local mission and get into the Christmas spirit.

“We even have a Nativity Scene that came from the Vatican,” said Carolyn Hardy, chairwoman of the administrative council.

Recipes will be shared and Christmas legends will be handed out at the event.

“I’m expecting hundreds and hundreds of people to come out,” said Hardy. “We would be thrilled to have as many people as we can.”

The benefit will be held from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., at the church’s Family Life Center. Admission is $5 at the door.

The church is located at 314 Co Road 458 in Clanton. For more information or directions, call 755-3574.