The congregation of the Galva Christian Church invites area residents to visit the Live Nativity — their Christmas present to the Galva community.

The congregation of the Galva Christian Church invites area residents to visit the Live Nativity — their Christmas present to the Galva community. 

The Live Nativity will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, in the church’s parking lot on the east side of Galva along Route 34. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served inside the church. The prayer room will also be open to anyone seeking prayers.

The reason for the season is Christ. People often get caught up in all the shopping, cooking and planning that they forget why Christmas is celebrated. The Live Nativity is one way to reach out and extend an invitation to remind people of the birth of Christ. The late Dewey Reed of the Galva Christian Church brought forward the idea of the Live Nativity and shortly thereafter it began in 1983. Church members portray the manger scene of Jesus’ birth in an open shed displaying the excitement of that glorious night.

The goal of this Live Nativity is for the community to experience what the first Christmas was like and to spread the word of the gospel.