The congregation of Journey of Faith United Methodist Church is preparing for Live Nativity and Nativities by Candlelight to be held on December 13 from 6 until 7:30 p.m.
Church members will present a tableau of the special night at Bethlehem when Christ was born in the manger. The scene, which also includes live animals, will take place outside in the shed.
Inside the church sanctuary, a wide variety of Nativity sets will be on display in candlelight.
The Nativity sets, on loan from church families and friends, have in past years ranged in size from a scene in a walnut shell to a large white ceramic set.
Last year, there were more than 140 sets on display. There are new additions every year as some church members have started collecting Nativity sets.
This year, a second opportunity to see the Nativity sets will be held on December 15 from 12:30 until 2 p.m.
The gazebo will be decorated with trees and lights, making it a perfect spot for family pictures, so be sure to bring a camera.
Families are welcome to use the gazebo for photographs any time.
Children attending will receive a special Nativity gift. Cookies and cocoa will be served.
The church is located at 7721 State Route 104 West.
For more information, call 315-343-0996 on the day of the event.