Streets of Bethlehem History

Like the boy shepherd who serves as our logo, Streets of Bethlehem has been in the process of growing up. What began as only a dream in the mind of three individuals came to life in 1992. With the desire to share the gift of the true meaning of Christmas to the community, the idea for a live re-creation of that tiny village on that first Christmas night was born. Streets of Bethlehem was cared for and nourished by the loving hands of dedicated scriptwriters, skilled carpenters, gifted artists and set designers. But what makes Bethlehem special is the way it comes alive when hundreds of volunteers don period costumes and go back in time to “become” those village citizens once again.
Over the years there has been ongoing growth, adaptations and variations, but the story of the birth of our Savior has always, and will always remain the focal point. We rejoice in the way God has guided and protected our efforts and made it into a cherished annual tradition for many. From only a few hundred visitors that first year, to thousands of travelers each night, God has truly made Streets a blessing. We look ahead to what God will continue to do with the dedicated volunteers who make Streets a reality each year.
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We seek to live out our church vision statement of One Message, One Purpose, One Response. Through our Missions Ministry we are able to put ‘One Purpose – To Go and Make Disciples’ into action.
The I-55 Ministry meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month to socialize, learn, encourage, eat together, and connect with one another.
The Care Ministry seeks to provide for one another in times of need. Life often throws unexpected curve balls and we want to be there for each other. The Care team gathers, organizes, and sends members of the
Body to meet these needs.