Southminster Presbyterian’s Journey to Bethlehem returns to PV Friday and Saturday

The journey concludes with Mary and Joseph watching their newborn baby in the manger.
The journey concludes with Mary and Joseph watching their newborn baby in the manger.

A northeast Johnson County Christmas tradition returns for its 31st year this weekend.

Southminster Presbyterian at 63rd Street and Roe Avenue will begin presentations of Journey to Bethlehem, its living nativity scene, at 6 p.m. tonight. A new group will depart through every 20 minutes through 9 p.m.

Journey will also be performed Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Southminster’s production includes seven scenes from the Biblical Christmas story, from King Herod’s Court to the shepherds watching a bright star in their fields (with live animals!) to the newborn baby Jesus lying in a manger.

The event is free and open to the public, and attendees are invited to join in the singing of Christmas carols in the sanctuary while they wait for the next group to depart.

The tax collector casts Mary and Joseph out of his city to Bethlehem, where they are to register.
The tax collector casts Mary and Joseph out of his city to Bethlehem, where they are to register.
An angel appears to a group of travelers.
An angel appears to a group of travelers.
King Herod meets the three wise men.
King Herod meets the three wise men.
Peasants linger in the streets near the tax collector.
Peasants linger in the streets near the tax collector.