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Church to hold drive thru Christmas

Published 11:50am Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Somerville Baptist Church will present the Christmas story in a much different way during its Drive Through Christmas this week.

The event will be held Thursday through Saturday nights with rides beginning at 6 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. Registration opens at 5:30 p.m.

Associate Pastor Josh Grubbs said this is the third time the church has hosted the event.

“We saw another church do something like this and we decided to do one of our own,” Grubbs said. “However, we have really made it our own.”

Grubbs said that attendees will board the “Christmas caravan” at the church and then go the church’s other property, where the scenes will be performed. He said they begin the story with the prophecies of Isaiah and it goes through the crucifixion and resurrection.

A narrator with an orchestrated soundtrack will accompany each group. He also added that they will have live animals in the scene.

“It will kind of be like a live nativity for those scenes,” Grubbs said.

In all, Grubbs said they have about 100 actors in the production.

“It’s a huge undertaking for our church,” Grubbs said. “It’s by far the biggest event that we put on each year. When we did in the past, we had large crowds come through here.”

Anyone attending is encouraged to dress warmly and bring along blankets for the ride.

“It’s going to be pretty cold out there,” Grubbs said. “So please dress accordingly. Blankets are welcome to bring along for the ride.”

Once attendees come back, they will be brought back to their “Christmas Café,” where they will be served hot chocolate and cookies.

While attendees are waiting, they will be treated to pre-caravan events in the church sanctuary.

For more information, call 256-778-8844.

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