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By Vicki Wellford | December 19, 1990
The Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church on Route 175 in Odenton will display a live Nativity scene from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, 22 and 23, and at 5 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Dec. 24 in front of the church.For more information, contact the church at 674-2272.* The Fort Meade Retired Officers' Wives' Club's monthly luncheon is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Fort Meade Officers' Club.The guest speaker will be Geraldine Willis, Champus Representative at Kimbrough Army Community Hospital.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff writer | December 29, 1991
Below a starry sky, the young mother sat in a tiny wooden shack withher husband and child.An angel and shepherds attended the woman.Sheep quietly munched on hay beside her, and a tiny burro restlesslypaced his stall. Only an occasional car passing on Route 75 remindedobservers they were in New Windsor and not ancient Bethlehem."We were driving around looking at Christmas decorations and decided to stop by," said Marlane Hrabik, who visited the live nativity at St. Luke's (Winter's) Lutheran Church with her two children, Neil, 8, and Amanda, 4."
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter | December 24, 2006
From their home across a busy Bel Air highway, Chris Daneker and Cheryl Smith watched through the day as parishioners at St. Matthew Lutheran Church set up the scenery for a live Nativity. The props were as simple as a bright star mounted high on a light pole and canvas tents that represented a young girl's room, an inn and a stable with a straw-filled manger. At nightfall, the couple from across the street joined hundreds who made their way past seven unpretentious tableaus depicting events that culminated with the birth of Christ.
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By Donna Abel and Donna Abel,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 18, 1998
THE JUNIOR UNITED Methodist Youth Fellowship will celebrate the Christmas season with a live Nativity before the morning service Sunday at Calvary United Methodist Church."
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By Bonita Formwalt and Bonita Formwalt,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 16, 1998
MEMBERS OF St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church will celebrate the "Reason for the Season" with a live Nativity scene performed at 6 p.m. Sunday and Monday in the front of the church, 308 Oak Manor Drive.The Rev. Richard Izzard will read the Christmas story, as told in the Gospel of St. Luke, accompanied by holiday music while members of the congregation re-enact the story. Live animals also will be used.This is the second year for the event, said coordinator and church secretary Pat Reese.
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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 12, 2002
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY, residents are stringing lights, sending cards and baking up a storm in preparation for the holidays. Uniontown United Methodist Church will celebrate the Christmas spirit with a live Nativity scene, complete with real animals. The church has staged the live Nativity for more than five years, according to Brenda Sebastian, who helps organize it. Often the church has no shortage of volunteers to participate in the Nativity, she said. The number of volunteers determines the length of each shift.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Sun Reporter | December 24, 2006
From their home across a busy Bel Air highway, Chris Daneker and Cheryl Smith watched through the day as parishioners at St. Matthew Lutheran Church set up the scenery for a live Nativity. The props were as simple as a bright star mounted high on a light pole and canvas tents that represented a young girl's room, an inn and a stable with a straw-filled manger. At nightfall, the couple from across the street joined hundreds who made their way past seven unpretentious tableaus depicting events that culminated with the birth of Christ.
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December 7, 2001
Christmas sing-along set at First Baptist Church A holiday season sing-along and concert will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at First Baptist Church on Shady Side Road. The free concert, sponsored by Chesapeake Cultural Arts Inc., will feature tenor Gioele Settembrini, who has performed at Carnegie Hall and has recorded two albums of religious music, and pianist Betty Hepler, a music teacher at St. Andrew's Elementary School, in a performance of Christmas songs, opera and religious music.
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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 16, 1999
AT MANY CHURCHES throughout the county, residents will see a familiar holiday sight: a Nativity, complete with life-size figures of Mary and Joseph, the angels and shepherds and baby Jesus in a manger.But for two churches in the northwest county, a Nativity wouldn't be the same if it weren't live.From 5: 30 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily through Sunday, Uniontown Methodist Church in Uniontown will hold a live Nativity, complete with animals.Church member and organizer Brenda Sebastian of Uniontown calls the Nativity a group effort.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Liz F. Kay and Jamie Stiehm and Liz F. Kay,Sun reporters | December 23, 2006
The front lawn is the stage, the audience is made up of bundled-up church members fortified with hot chocolate. The cast includes fidgety children and, sometimes, goats, donkeys and sheep. A handful of churches across the region put on outdoor "live Nativities" in the evenings leading up to Christmas, when community theater meets the faithful on the road to Bethlehem. The reason, say clergy members across denominations and geographical lines, is that acting out the story, whether in a still life or pantomime, makes the birth of Jesus one night about 2006 years ago more real.
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December 9, 2005
Christmas concert tonight in Columbia The 15th "Christmas Carols Around the World" concert, written and directed by Alina Kozinska, will be held at 8 p.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church, 6800 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia. Carols from England, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Poland, Russia the Czech Republic, Latin America and the United States will be sung. The concert will feature soprano Alina Kozinska; pianist and conductor Seung Shin Yoo; St. Paul's Lutheran Bells, a youth ensemble; and other professional soloists and musicians.
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By Donna W. Payne and Donna W. Payne,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 20, 2002
In the small town of Greccio, Italy, almost 800 years ago, St. Francis of Assisi celebrated Christmas with a live Nativity scene -- a simple portrayal of the birth of Jesus with cattle and donkeys brought in from nearby farms. "I wish to do something that will recall to memory the little Child who was born in Bethlehem and to set before our bodily eyes in some way, the inconveniences of his infant needs, how he lay in a manger, how, with an ox and an ass standing by, he lay upon hay where he had been placed," Francis is recorded to have said, according to an early biographer, Thomas of Celano.
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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 12, 2002
THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY, residents are stringing lights, sending cards and baking up a storm in preparation for the holidays. Uniontown United Methodist Church will celebrate the Christmas spirit with a live Nativity scene, complete with real animals. The church has staged the live Nativity for more than five years, according to Brenda Sebastian, who helps organize it. Often the church has no shortage of volunteers to participate in the Nativity, she said. The number of volunteers determines the length of each shift.
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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 20, 2001
WHAT STARTED AS a hobby grew into a business for Joyce Shaum. The Keymar resident, who took her first basket weaving class through the county 15 years ago, discovered she enjoyed making baskets so much that it became her full-time pursuit. "I used to make stained glass," she said. "But when I became pregnant I didn't want to expose my baby to the lead hazards." During her first basket course, she learned ribbed construction and climbing techniques. The course whetted her interest and she took a second class at a basket shop in Baltimore.
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December 7, 2001
Christmas sing-along set at First Baptist Church A holiday season sing-along and concert will take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at First Baptist Church on Shady Side Road. The free concert, sponsored by Chesapeake Cultural Arts Inc., will feature tenor Gioele Settembrini, who has performed at Carnegie Hall and has recorded two albums of religious music, and pianist Betty Hepler, a music teacher at St. Andrew's Elementary School, in a performance of Christmas songs, opera and religious music.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Liz F. Kay and Jamie Stiehm and Liz F. Kay,Sun reporters | December 23, 2006
The front lawn is the stage, the audience is made up of bundled-up church members fortified with hot chocolate. The cast includes fidgety children and, sometimes, goats, donkeys and sheep. A handful of churches across the region put on outdoor "live Nativities" in the evenings leading up to Christmas, when community theater meets the faithful on the road to Bethlehem. The reason, say clergy members across denominations and geographical lines, is that acting out the story, whether in a still life or pantomime, makes the birth of Jesus one night about 2006 years ago more real.
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December 22, 2000
Major renovations are under way at Severna Park church What started as a cleanup day at Severna Park Baptist Church on Benfield Road in early fall turned out to be an unexpected decision day. When members of the congregation climbed to the roof to survey areas in need of a fresh coat of paint, they discovered a leak in the roof -- one so significant that engineers warned that the weight of a heavy snow could cause the roof to collapse. Major renovations are now under way at the 40-year-old church.
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December 22, 2000
Major renovations are under way at Severna Park church What started as a cleanup day at Severna Park Baptist Church on Benfield Road in early fall turned out to be an unexpected decision day. When members of the congregation climbed to the roof to survey areas in need of a fresh coat of paint, they discovered a leak in the roof -- one so significant that engineers warned that the weight of a heavy snow could cause the roof to collapse. Major renovations are now under way at the 40-year-old church.
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By Debra Taylor Young and Debra Taylor Young,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 12, 2000
IT'S THAT TIME of year when many people are busy preparing to celebrate Christmas. In all of the confusion, hustle and bustle, the meaning of Christmas often gets lost. That is why the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church on St. Andrews Way in Eldersburg is preparing to perform its 20th annual Live Nativity. Because the grounds of the church back up to Liberty Road, the Nativity can easily be seen by passing motorists. Each year, more than 1,000 people stop to see the performance, a re-creation of the birth of Christ.
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