# Live nativity
Live Nativity at Shenandoah Baptist Church emphasized the Reason for the season
Sunday night December 18 was the final night of the Shenandoah Baptist Church presentation of its Live Nativity. The weather was cold but the atmosphere was warm with the hope of the season. There were pit fires in barrels strategically located around the property where you could roast marshmallows, drink hot chocolate and keep warm as you waited. Christmas songs were playing and being sung by a hoit and many in the audience joined in. The most wonderful thing about the night or me was the feeling of love and unity in the air.
Shenandoah Baptist Church will host a live Nativity Scenes for two weekends in December
Live Nativity scenes celebrate the true meaning of the season. Many older adults in this area grew up in a time when Sunday school pageants and school plays depicted the birth of Christ with children as well as adults playing the roles of Mary, Joseph, Shepherds, and the wise men and dolls portraying baby Jesus. In recent years live Nativity scenes have become popular where you can drive or walk through a depiction of the first Christmas and Shenandoah Baptist Church is hosting one this holiday season.