Matthew 1:23 "Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel." Luke 2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
Broadway United Methodist Church in Paducah created a 'live' nativity scene for those who wanted to experiene the 'true' meaning of Christmas. This year's nativity scene was witnessed by drive-thru only due to COVID-19.
As you can see, the 'live' display portrays, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus surrounded by the barn animals, magi, and shepherds. This year's portrayals of Mary and Joseph are people from the same household. On the church's Facebook page, one couple portrayed Mary and Joseph for 30 minutes and another couple took over for the next half hour and so on.
Tonight's drive thru display took place from 6 pm to 8 pm in front of Broadway United Methodist Church in downtown Paducah.
Tonight's participants included:
6 to 6:30 - Josh and Randa Gooud
6:30 - 7 - Annalee and Ethan Johnson
7 - 7:30 - Bidwell Family
7:30 - 8 Bonnie Atkins
The church sent out a big thank you to all those that participated including the staff, children. youth and congregation. The display is a wonderful way to kick-off the Christmas season. No word yet if the church will have another 'live' nativity this year.