What Child IS This?




FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2020, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

Chestnut Street Baptist Church would like to invite you to travel back in time and experience what it might have been like to be in Bethlehem on the night of our Savior's birth. Night In Bethlehem is a live nativity scene and retelling of the Christmas story, entirely outdoors in front of our church on Chestnut Street. This safe, open air environment integrates masks, social distancing, and the safety protocols instituted for our area during COVID-19. To avoid crowds and large gatherings, we ask that folks keep distant yet moving for all to view and to be within our current local and state guidelines for Camden and all Christmas by the Sea events.


Unique for this year during a global pandemic, Night In Bethlehem will have a QR Code on a large banner out front which will take you virtually to the real story and meaning of Christmas, as told by our Pastor Adam Kohlstrom.


We want you to experience the true historical story of Christmas and the excitement of our Savior’s birth in a spacious outdoor setting with dramatic readings, a live nativity, and a virtual message you can take wherever you go this Holiday season to share with others.


Some 2,000 years ago God lived on earth as a real man, fully human and fully God at the very same time. His name was and is Jesus, which means Emmanuel, God with us. Scholars may disagree about some things of Jesus’ life, but one thing almost all agree on is the fact that a real man named Jesus lived in Israel. But it is how he lived that really matters. He lived Perfectly, without sin. While only on earth for a short 33 years, he lived in a way that no one has matched in 100 years of life, and that every human put together would be unable to match. No one is more loved. No one is more hated. Jesus chose to enter into human history and the mess of it all and live his life that way for you and me-a life we can never live in our broken state, separated from God due to our sinful nature. Jesus tells us that he has come to give us life, life abundant, and life eternal - not condemnation. And we can experience that amazing life right here on earth by claiming his perfection and goodness, not our own.


This event is our FREE gift to you, neighbors and friends.

Friday, December 4 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm │Saturday, December 5 - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Chestnut Street Baptist Church

29 Chestnut Street, Camden, Maine 04973


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