A New Nativity for First Church

First Church invites you to experience the familiar manger scene through a new perspective by juxtaposing non-representational figures with a more traditional view of the stable where Jesus was born.  Installed on the church lawn at the corner of York and Church Streets, the Nativity will be lighted at dusk through Advent and the Christmas season.

Come and take a closer look and be reminded of God’s gift of hope in the birth of Jesus Christ.

The idea for an outdoor Nativity scene was born of our desire as a congregation to send a message of hope into the community . . .  an earnest and critical message in a year when so many are feeling hopelessness.  To learn more about how this modern Nativity came to be, please click on the following link:  Nativity Background

The figure of Mary being created.