Drive- Thru Live Nativity Scene 2023
Press Release Live Nativity 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Aaron Ipock, Church Pastor
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Rogersville church hosts city’s first live, drive-through nativity scene
ROGERSVILLE, Mo. – Families in the Ozarks can celebrate the reason for the Christmas season by driving through a local live nativity scene, hosted by First Baptist Church of Rogersville nightly on the weekend of Friday, December 8, 2023 to Sunday, December 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on its property in downtown Rogersville near 101 W. Mill St.
Attendees will see a realistic retelling of the origin story of Jesus Christ through their own eyes and the comfort of their own vehicle. While viewing the live nativity, attendees can tune their car radio to a designated FM station to hear Christmas music and a message from the Church’s newly appointed pastor, Aaron Ipock.
“We are excited to present to the City of Rogersville the first live, drive-through nativity scene. This is a great event for the family’s Christmas calendar, and a great event for our community,” Ipock said. “You cannot spell Christmas without Christ. That's what Christmas is all about – the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. When thinking about a way to share with our community, we felt like doing a live drive-through nativity was a great way to do just that.”
The event will highlight three main points in the nativity story. First, visitors will see the newborn baby Jesus, along with Mary and Joseph, inside a stable because there is no room for them in the Inn. They will also see an angel appearing to the shepherds in the field to tell them the Good News about the Savior’s birth. Then, visitors will watch the three wisemen search for Jesus, led by a brilliant star. Finally, visitors will be reminded of the significance of Jesus’s birth, presence on Earth, ultimately, his death, by viewing an empty cross to represent how His death brings the joy of salvation.
The live nativity will be portrayed by real persons in the community and live animals – such as goats, sheep, and chickens. Approximately 50 people are participating in the production.
“So many people from the Church and the community have contributed their time, efforts, and prayers towards this event – some are even bringing their livestock to place around the nativity scene!” said Lindsey Franklin, who is one of the participants portraying Mary. “I’m really excited for folks to come to this event. It will be something new and unique for Rogersville, and most of all, I think it’s a great opportunity for each of us to pause during this busy time of year and remember the true meaning of Christmas.”
First Baptist Church of Rogersville invites you to experience the reason for the season this Christmas – any night between Friday, December 8, 2023 to Sunday, December 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.!