the Christmas Story brought to life
7th Annual Living Nativity and
Christmas Pageant & Family Worship
Sunday, December 15 @ 5-7 pm
Costumed Actors • Soup Dinner
Cookies • Activities for Kids
Candlelight Christmas Pageant • and More!
* Event Update: Minnesota winters are unpredictable! Due to the frigid air temperatures and wind chill forecasted for Sunday, Messiah’s Outdoor Living Nativity has been moved indoors. Beginning at 5 pm, you are welcome inside our warm building to experience the magic of Christmas (all for FREE!) with costumed actors, a soup & bread dinner, Christmas cookies & cider, kids activities, a service project, Christmas music (beginning at 5:30 pm) and a Candlelight Christmas Pageant (beginning at 6 pm). Although there is no room at the inn for the animals, there is plenty of space for you! *
“The Living Nativity is Messiah Church’s invitation to the community to come and be blessed by a story that is 2,000 years old and see how that story comes to life,” said Steve Richards, Senior Pastor of Messiah Church.
The entire community is invited to attend this outdoor event, then warm up inside with a soup dinner. There will be activities for kids and an opportunity to participate in a service project – assembling health kits that will be distributed to disaster areas in the United States.
Following the outdoor Living Nativity, all are invited to step into the warm sanctuary for a family-friendly Christmas Pageant and Family Worship at 6 pm featuring familiar Christmas carols. Kids in costume will share the story of Jesus’ birth, including a real live baby Jesus. Hold your candle high as we end the service singing Silent Night. Music begins at 5:30 pm.
Share the Joy of Christmas
Messiah Church hopes you come to celebrate the joy and magic of this experience! Invite family, friends and neighbors to experience this spiritual experience together. We hope to experience the joy of this Holiday Season with you!