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First Congregational Church Holds Interactive Live Nativity

Community visits sheep, sings Christmas carols

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Greenwich, CT | Added on December 21, 2014 At 02:03 PM

The traditional nativity scene came to life Sunday afternoon at the First Congregational Church of Greenwich.

Rosemary Lamie, Director of Family Ministries said, "We've had the sheep here for years and people love to come and see the sheep and so it seemed like a natural thing that we should come out and sing carols. We have all the costumes so we tried it last year and it went very well."

For the second year, the church displayed an interactive nativity complete with sheep and Christmas carols.

"It's nice to be able to bring the story to life. Everyone always hears about the birth of Jesus Christ but now they get to go outside and see it and there are animals which makes it more exciting," said nativity participant Jadesola.

Jennie, who has played the angel in this year's nativity said, "It's a lot of fun because we get to pet and feed the sheep. You also get to see all the happy people watching you sing."

Participants say being a part of the outdoor display is something different during the holiday season.

"It's really exciting to be a part of something so close to Christmas Eve and get really excited for Christmas. It's just a fun thing to dress up and be part of the Bible story," said Christopher.

"It is something to give back and be with other people and share with other people the Christmas spirit," said Charles.

"It helps not only the visitors who come and walk by and talk with us but it also helps the players just get more into the idea of the season and to think about why we are doing what we are doing for the next couple of days," added Lamie.

A live nativity is planned for Christmas Eve in the church's historic meetinghouse. For more information, visit 

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