Silent night, holy night. . .

The history of the true meaning of Christmas came to life last Friday and Saturday nights as members of the First Christian Church of Brady participated in a live nativity scene in celebration of Christmas. A steady stream of cars and curious onlookers moved slowly up and down Black-burn Street. The 10-15 minute production drew carloads of families to the parking lot where the manger scene was set. A tradition that had become part of the annual happenings of the FCC holiday activities, the event had taken a couple of years off, but was brought back this year under the direction of congregation member Lisa Vinson. “This has been a tradition in the church for the past 30 or so years,” said Mrs. Vinson. “This year we changed a few things up, added a new sound system and rewrote the script to where it was completely biblical.” The nativity scene, complete with live sheep, goats and even a donkey, was choreographed and performed by volunteer members of the FCC congregation. “There were a lot of people playing all of the different parts,” said Mrs. Vinson. “It was a total effort on behalf of the entire church to make this a successful event. It took a lot of effort from a lot of people to pull this off. Everything from the costumes to the lighting and even the refreshments for the participants was all a product of willing volunteers.”

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