ANNA MARIA – The Roser Community Church Bethlehem Walk will be held at the church at 512 Pine Ave. starting at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2.
The annual Christmas event is an opportunity to re-enact the Holy Night when Jesus was born as Joseph and Mary sought a room at the inn on their way to Bethlehem.
Participants will walk from one inn to the other with them, singing Christmas carols. Everyone is invited to participate. Come in clothing from that era or borrow some at Roser Church on a first-come, first-served basis.
Animals including llamas, donkeys and goats also will make the walk.
When they arrive back at Roser Church, Joseph and Mary will present the newborn Jesus, and everybody will be invited for cookies, cocoa and fellowship.
It’s a great way to bring the reason for Christmas to life for children.
Deputies from the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office will escort the walk. Don’t forget to bring your flashlight.