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Live Nativity set for Dec. 23

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Traditions are a special part of Christmas with each person and family having ones they hold most dear.

A special tradition for Christ Independent Methodist Church is holding its Living Nativity scene.

This more than 40-year tradition will be held on Dec. 23 this year from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

“It’s a still scene, like a Nativity that you would see at someone’s house,” coordinator Laurel Adams said.

The scene will be set up at the church located at 17054 County Road 29 in Jemison.

Church members volunteer for the roles they are interested in, while others offer the use of their animals for the scene.

“We try to keep it as still as possible for people to sit and enjoy,” Adams said.

Adams said many enjoy taking photos with the scene.

Some years, the scene has a wooden structure for a back drop. Other years, the scene has included hay with simply the nearby woods as a background.

During the event, music will play, and the story of Jesus birth will be read.

“It’s just a part of Christmas to me,” Adams said. I enjoy the people who come … It is nice to see the community enjoying it.”

Cookies, coffee and hot chocolate will be served, complements of the church.

“We hope a lot of people will come out and just enjoy the scene,” Adams said.