What is Journey To Bethlehem?

Journey To Bethlehem is a FREE,  live, outdoor telling of the Christmas story completed with the sights and sounds of the first century. You’ll be immersed in the story and celebrate the birth of Jesus as you encounter shepherds, angels, Roman soldiers, and Magi on your way to Bethlehem. Finish the night with free hot cocoa and cookies!

Here is a quick look at last year’s event:

Journey To Bethlehem 2015

When is Journey To Bethlehem?

Journey to Bethlehem is on break for 2017, but will be returning next year.

What can I expect?

Each journey takes about 40 minutes to complete. You will begin inside in the Worship Center for a short program while you wait to start the journey. You will be dismissed, formed into Biblical families and given new names. As you head to Nazareth you meet your guides, head outside, and travel as a family (typically 20-30 people) to Bethlehem. Along the half-mile, wooded, mulch path you will encounter many characters also on their way to see the Messiah. Beware of the Roman Soldiers!

At the end of your Journey To Bethlehem you and your family can enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies in The Landing.

**Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing. A majority of the journey is outside on a mulched, wooded trail.

What is Wrap A Bottom®?

This year Journey To Bethlehem benefits Harvester Christian Church’s Wrap A Bottom® diaper drive. Wrap A Bottom is a campaign to collect disposable diapers for families in need in our community. Last year we collected over 310,000 diapers!

Admission is free to Journey To Bethlehem, but we would like to encourage anyone attending to participate. Simply bring a pack with you and we will take care of the rest!

Learn more about Wrap A Bottom®

How can I get involved?

There are many different speaking and non-speaking roles available and ways to also serve the Wrap A Bottom diaper drive. You can help out during our special workdays as we make sure the trails are all set for the journey. You can even contribute by buying cookies to serve to our visitors!

There is a place for all of us in the story of Jesus.
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“Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. Luke 2:15b-16

2018 Dates

December 7, 8, 9th, 2018