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Area church reenacts 'The Journey'

Friday, December 4, 2009

Jonah and Hannah, along with their two children, guide groups through the town of Bethlehem, Friday, during the second "Journey" enacted at First Christian Church. The program depicts the days leading up to the birth of Jesus. The program will run tonight and tomorrow, from 6-9 p.m., in 45-minute intervals. Kimberly Gleason Photo. [Order this photo]
For the second year in a row, First Christian Church, Brazil, invites the community to on a journey.

For 45 minutes, patrons can partake in a staged re-telling of the first Christmas during "The Journey" tonight and tomorrow, from 6-9 p.m., at the church, 1875 W. United States 40.

The shows allows for those in attendance to move from place to place seeing the various sites of Bethlehem, represented during the days leading up to the birth of Jesus.

Patrons have the opportunity to see Roman soldiers, scribes, shepherds, angels, wise men an innkeeper as well as live sheep, goats, camels and donkeys.

The addition of the camels and donkeys was received positively.

"It was awesome last year," Peggy Allen of Clay County said. "But the extra animals made it better this year."

Allen loved the performance so much last year that this year she brought her friend, Annette Black, Cory, for opening night.

"It was wonderful, really wonderful," Black said. "A lot of work really went into it."

Though the show has only ran one night so far, director Jeannie Price believes it is already a success.

"It is a success, for everyone who volunteers and the 200 people involved in each night's performance as well as setting up and taking down," Price said.

For those that have attended the event in the past, there are new things to see.

"I want to see it again," Black said. "Next time, I will bring my mom."

Patrons are encouraged to dress accordingly because part of the program takes place outside.

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