Snapshot: A Night in Bethlehem


Wisemen Steve Ritter, from left, Jeff Hedges and Steve Artl talk about their journey.

More than 500 visitors experienced “A Night in Bethlehem” at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 16000 Cumberland Rd., Noblesville. The event was similar to how Mary and Joseph did when they traveled to Bethlehem for the census and witnessed many miracles, including the birth of their son, Jesus. Guests experienced registering for the census; touring the marketplace where you can use all of your senses to taste, see and smell what daily life was like when Jesus was born; and visiting the live nativity.

David Green talks with Hadley Moritz after tying a bracelet around her wrist at the leatherworking shop.


King Herod (Matt Englert) is joined by his servants (Ryann Anderson, Rachel Read and Lydia Self).Toni Burroughs holds a spice jar for guests to smell.Jadyn Self, from right, Kayci Hill and Jonathan Self taste some chocolate treats in the marketplace.Evelyn Troubridge tries a piece of bread with honey from Brenda Forbes.Dave, Brett and Tyler Berry serve as shepherds.Brian, April, Haylea and Hannah Finch as Mary, Joseph, Jesus and an angel.

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