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New Life Assembly hosting ‘A Walk to Bethlehem’ in Edwards

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New Life Assembly and other churches will transform the Edwards Interfaith Chapel grounds into an ancient Bethlehem for Saturday's "Walk to Bethlehem" from 3 to 7 p.m.
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What: “A Walk to Bethlehem,” presented by New Life Assembly.

When: 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19.

Where: Edwards Interfaith Chapel, 32138 U.S. Highway 6, Edwards.

Cost: Free.

More information: To help or donate, call Pastor Dan Matney at 970-390-0731 or email pastordanmatney@hotmail.com.

EDWARDS — New Life Assembly is bringing Joseph, Mary and the Light of the World to Edwards … spiritually and metaphorically, of course.

New Life and other churches and individuals are creating a Bethlehem at the Edwards Interfaith Chapel.

“It’s a place where people can gather, fellowship, worship and celebrate the true reason for the season,” said Dan Matney, New Life pastor.

family-friendly activities

To create their Jerusalem, they’ve gathered several canopies to be decorated as tents of that time.

There’s a census tent, where they’ll hand out instant costumes for the kids, as well as information about the event, other church events and church locations and schedules.

“We are encouraging churches to get us their information to be handed out,” Matney said.

gift creation

They’ll have refreshment tents to serve things donated by several community businesses. There will be crafting tents, where children can create some quick gifts they can give, teaching them a little about the love of giving.

There will be tents for games and several characters of the time telling stories and answering questions.

They’ll do all this while waiting for the arrival of Joseph, Mary and their gift to the world, Matney said.

“After their arrival, we will sing songs and allow everyone to have their picture taken in the manger,” Matney said.

The pictures will be made into framed magnet souvenirs, donated by Walgreen’s.

They could still use some hot chocolate mix, baked goods, flameless tea light candles and pint-size Mason jars. They’d also welcome the use of some benches, patio heaters and other similar items. New Life will pick items up, Matney said.