‘Walk Through Bethlehem’ in Camden

Nov 20, 2012
The first Christmas is re-created in Chestnut Baptist Church’s annual “Walk Through Bethlehem.” Blaikie Hines of Thomaston appears as the prophet Isaiah.

Camden — As part of the annual Christmas By the Sea weekend, Chestnut Street Baptist Church will present its “Walk Through Bethlehem” Friday, Nov. 30 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The church is located in the middle of town, beside the Village Green. Admission is free.

“Walk Through Bethlehem” portrays the events of the first Christmas in a powerful, live presentation of the birth of Jesus as narrated at the beginning of the Gospel of Matthew and the Gospel of Luke. Walkers will experience the songs, sights, sounds, tastes and smells surrounding the story of Christ’s birth. A centurion will lead walkers to the shepherd’s fields, where angels appear with the good news and Gabriel announces to Mary she will have a son.

Also part of the event are historical refreshments at the Inn of Bethlehem and a marketplace busy with basket weaving, spinning, carpentry and storytelling. Finally, walkers enter the peaceful stable where Mary and Joseph watch over the newborn baby Jesus.

The public is invited to attend this special Christmas event. For more information, call the church office at 236-2195.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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