MIDDLETOWN, NJ - Westminster Presbyterian Church (WPC will be hosting  a family-oriented, holiday event focusing on the true meaning of Christmas on Saturday December 2nd.  A Night in Bethlehem, is an afternoon adventure that encourages kids to enjoy a hands-on Holy Land experience by exploring the city of Bethlehem, learning about customs from Biblical times, and the story of Christmas.

The gates of Bethlehem will be open from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and is designed to enable 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 once again transform its Community Center, Harlan Hall into Bethlehem.  Indoor activities include learning how to write Jesus name in Hebrew, grinding Frankincense and Myrrh, carpentry, pottery and weaving and sampling bread and traditional foods from Jesus time.  Visitors can also stop by the Christmas Manger Animal Menagerie just outside the city, have their picture taken with the Holy Family and be on the lookout for three Kings who will be travelling through the city bearing gifts.

Christmas readings and music will also be going on across the road from Bethlehem in the WPC Sanctuary.  There’s ample parking on the WPC 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.