“Come to the Manger” – A Creche Festival

Nativity_SceneThe Presbyterian Church of Chestertown is holding a “Crèche Festival” celebrating the art of the Nativity on Sunday, December 13 from 1-3 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church at 905 Gateway Drive in Chestertown.

A “crèche” is a representation of the birth of Jesus that usually includes the infant in a manger, Mary, Joseph, shepherds, wise men, and animals – although some include a variety of other figures representing all who come to the stable.  The figures may be carved, painted, sculpted, or even found on ornaments for Christmas trees. The church will have on display a variety of crèches from the collections of its members and friends, including interactive displays and projects for children, and featuring a photo opportunity for the children to dress in costume and be “in” the story themselves.