Middletown, NJ - A unique family-oriented Christmas event hosted by Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC) on December 3rd will focus on celebrating the true meaning of Christmas.  A Night in Bethlehem, is a two-hour afternoon adventure that lets kids explore the city of Bethlehem. Participants will visit booths around the city and enjoy hands-on experiences, crafts, and snacks—all while learning about Jesus and the story of Christmas.

The free event will take place from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and is designed to encourage families to spend time together this Advent season learning about the place of Jesus birth and celebrating the true reason for the Christmas season.  WPC will transform its Community Center, Harlan Hall into Bethlehem.  Event activities include learning how to write Jesus name in Hebrew, grinding Frankincense and Myrrh, sampling bread and food from Jesus time and lots more.  Visitors can have their picture taken with the Holy Family and be on the lookout for a King or two (or three) walking around bearing gifts.

Christmas readings and music will also be taking place across from Bethlehem (a.k.a. Harlan Hall) in the WPC Sanctuary.  WPC has ample parking on the church grounds and visitors will be guided to the event by the Star of Bethlehem

For more information about Night in Bethlehem contact Westminster Presbyterian Church at wpcmiddletown@verizon.net.