Murphy Church is Steadfast in Their Message
Abigal Smith (Mary) and Charlie Walker (Joseph) participate in this year’s Olde Towne Christmas event.
Murphy Road Baptist Church held their annual Christmas event, Old Towne Christmas, Dec. 9 and 16. This is the 9th year the popular event has been held. As the years have passed, this event always provides the same message: Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Christ, Emmanuel, God with us. Discipleship Minister, Paul Pakebusch said, “This is a chance for people to slow down and remember what Christmas is.”
Each year, though the message stays the same, the event typically takes on a few new elements. This year the differences included moving to the front of the building, more photo opportunities including a white chapel and a festively lit bridge, and a scavenger hunt which allowed guests to have an interactive time with volunteers dressed in Biblical attire. Counterbalancing the nod to times of yore was an inflatable screen which showed a Minecraft simulation of Bethlehem.
Upon entering Old Towne, guests were asked to participate in the census. While strolling through Old Towne they enjoyed listening to live Christmas carols, making a wooden Star of Bethlehem, observing the nativity scene and listening to a recounting of what shepherds saw and felt the night Christ was born. Warm apple cider, hot chocolate and seasonal treats were served.