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There was a star in the east

Published 12:23pm Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dear Editor:

You saw the star in the East, and you came to the stable! Thank you Hartselle, Falkville, Priceville, Somerville, Danville and all points for coming to Hartselle First United Methodist’s Live Nativity. We even had guests traveling on the Interstate that saw the star and came to see the babe in the manger! It was a joy to present the story of the birth of Christ to our community. This “Greatest Story Ever Told” never gets old, but this presentation refreshed the participants and guests alike.

Our presentation could not have been presented without the support of many. We wish to thank: Mayor Don Hall and the Hartselle City Council, Hartselle Police Department, Corum’s Home Improvement Center, the neighbors around the church who had two nights of very heavy traffic, Brent Maze, Randy Garrison and the Hartselle Enquirer and the Enquirer Printing Company.

Lastly, our church family wrangled, built, called, painted, sewed, changed schedules, made luminaries, welcomed guests, and provided 217 dozen cookies (2,604 cookies) for our guests.

In this most wonderful of seasons, let us be thankful that Christ came to us as a vulnerable baby so He could experience life as we live it, and would understand us completely. We are so fortunate.

Blessings and Merry Christmas,

Ellen Hodgen, director

FUMC Live Nativity

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