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Journey to Bethlehem...

Come join us again for an exciting and wonderful Christmas experience.  2019 is our thirteenth year for the "Journey to Bethlehem", an event which blesses us and, we pray, all those who attend.

The Journey to Bethlehem is free to the public and everyone is invited.  We have made it handicapped accessible, weather permitting.

This year, the "Journey" will be on two consecutive nights: December 13 and 14. On both nights, It will run from 5 until 9 p.m.  If you have any questions, please email us at or call the office at 573-736-5121.

Walking/guided tours leave approximately every 15 minutes and last for about a half hour.  During your wait you will enjoy the singing of Becky Lercher. The wait for the actual "journey" will be entertaining, as well!

Tour groups of approximately 20 will experience life as it was over 2000 years ago.  Mounted Roman soldiers, angels and shepherds will regale you with lively converstations as you pass livestock, bonfires and villagers.  You will experience the entire story of the journey of Mary and Joseph, as a Jewish family on its way to Bethlehem for the census.

An authentic Bethlehem marketplace, inns (good and bad), and the manger scene are played out in detail.  Along the journey you will be offered  food and drink and end sharing hot chocolate and homemade cookies together.

Should inclement weather cause cancellation of the "Journey", it will be posted on the church website.