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Nativity scenes will be on display at Oregon United Methodist Church

Published: Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 2:05 p.m. CDT
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Joyce Stephens holds a Nativity themed tapestry that will be on display at the Oregon United Methodist Church. Photo by Chris Johnson

Welcome to Bethlehem at Oregon United Methodist Church!

Nativity scenes from throughout our community will be on display on Saturday, Nov, 30  from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Oregon United Methodist Church during the downtown Candlelight Walk.

The church is at 200 S. Fourth St. on the corner of Fourth and Jefferson Streets on the south side of the Ogle County Courthouse.

A nativity scene or crèche scene, takes its inspiration from the accounts of the birth of Jesus in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.

Francis of Assisi is credited with the first nativity scene in 1223 in Italy, as a way of helping people relate to the ordinary, yet extraordinary event of Jesus’ birth.

This event is free of charge, but an offering is welcome which will go to Imagine No Malaria, a project to eliminate all preventable malaria deaths from the continent of Africa.

The women’s group of the church is collecting shoes and socks, sizes 3-6, for school children in the community.

Find some fresh treats at a bake sale in the entrance, also to support Imagine No Malaria.

Anyone in the community is welcome to bring their nativity set to share, by Sunday, Nov. 24 at 11 a.m.

For more information call the church office at 815-732-2994.

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