Nativity – The Gift Will Be On Display December 6th; Details On How to Submit Your Nativity Scene

Nativity – The Gift Will Be On Display December 6th; Details On How to Submit Your Nativity Scene
Jorge Carrillo, Jenae Ramirez, Juan Sanchez, and Jesus Covarrubias examine a nativity set that was handmade by Beth Schoenfeld. It is one of many nativities that will be on display at “Nativity – The Gift” on Saturday, December 6 from noon to 5:00 PM at the SCM Parish Center, 624 Bridger Avenue.

“Nativity – The Gift”,a display of nativities and nativity-themed art loaned by residents of Sweetwater County, will be held Saturday, December 6 from noon to 5:00 PM. The event will also offer a meal of homemade soups, children’s nativity crafts, and Christmas music.

It is an interdenominational effort which moves to a different church each year. This year it will be held at the SCM Catholic Parish Center at 624 Bridger Avenue. According to Nina Romero-Caron, “Nativity – the Gift” will dovetail with the City’s Holiday Lighted Parade, so that families can enjoy both in one day.

Organizers for “Nativity – the Gift” hope to provide a gift for the community by creating a beautiful display, with healthy food and local music, that can become part of a Christmas tradition for our families, one which reaches past the commercialized Christmas to celebrate Christmas as a spiritual time and as God’s gift to us.

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There is no charge to attend “Nativity – the Gift”. As a part of the gift theme, a free will offering will be accepted, and will benefit the Salvation Army locally and Mary’s Meals internationally. The Salvation Army helps people struggling to meet basic needs, such as food, utilities and prescriptions. Mary’s Meals provides food for school children in third world countries. The offering will be given to the two organizations as a Christmas gift from the people of Sweetwater County to the community and the world.

People willing to loan nativities to “Nativity – the Gift” can bring them to the SCM Parish Center on Friday December 5th from 3:00 to 7:00 PM.

Churches involved in the event include Holy Spirit Catholic Community, First Baptist, First Congregational Church, Rock Springs and Green River LDS Churches, Restoration Ministries, and Mount of Olives Lutheran. Additional members are welcome. Questions may be addressed to Nina Romero-Caron at 922-4057, Mary Joe Kaumo at 382-9657, or Kathy Garrison at 389-8574.