By: Gord Evans
A winter chill is in the air now, and soon our thoughts will be turning to the Christmas season.
The Walk to Bethlehem is a FREE event that will again take place in Pefferlaw, at the Cedardale Church, 471 Pefferlaw Road (York Road 21), one km. South of Hwy 48.
The journey begins on Friday, November 22, at 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday, November 23, at 6:00 p.m., finishing at 10:00 p.m. on both evenings.
The Walk to Bethlehem is a very special opportunity to take a step back in time, and a walk down our road to Bethlehem in Judea, experiencing sights and sounds from 2000 years ago on the night that Joseph and Mary arrived in that little town to pay their taxes and to be counted in the Roman census.
It is an occasion to visit the hustle and bustle ofthe Bethlehem marketplace, to meet with shepherds out in the fields who have seenstrange and wonderful sights. This is your family’s chance to experience a realistic reenactmentof the first Christmas.
You will enjoy warmth and music of the season before your family group is guided along the road to “the City of David”. During the 15-minute walk, you will see and speak with soldiers, shepherds, kings, beggars and many others. You will see and touch live animals in authentic settings, visit the inn and stable, and witness wonders and spectacles that surrounded the birth of Jesus.
This is a wonderful way to prepare for the Christmas season, an opportunity that your family should not miss. Rediscover the true meaning of Christmas.
For additional information, please call 705-437-2170.
Bus groups or groups of 20 or more should call for a time reservation.
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit our website CedardaleChurch.ca.
This is an outdoor evening event, so please dress for the weather.