The Live Nativity Scene

Every year since 1954, the members and friends of Rock Spring Presbyterian Church have presented the Live Nativity Scene as a gift to the Atlanta community.

Shepherds tend their flocks peacefully as Mary and Joseph watch the child in the manger. Wise men from the East come bearing gifts; live farm animals look on as an angel hovers over the traditional scene. Seasonal music and sacred scripture enfold the participants and observers alike.

The colorful pageant is a tradition for the church and for hundreds of Atlanta families. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 22nd; the scenes will be scheduled at 6:30, 7:00, and 7:30 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights. An additional scene will be scheduled Wednesday night at 8:00 pm.

Visitors and members alike are invited to share in the Christmas Eve Communion service in the historic church sanctuary beginning at 9:00 p.m. A family service will be held at 6:00 p.m.

Over 100 members and friends of the church are actively involved. Many stand in 30-minute shifts as the live animals entertain the children and visitors. Others assist with costumes, care for the animals, or handle sound, lights, traffic flow, and other details.

The audio is pre-recorded and includes scripture readings. Carols are sung by the Chancel Choir and Rock Spring congregation.

Rock Spring Presbyterian Church is located at 1824 Piedmont Avenue, between Montgomery Ferry and Rock Springs roads. The beautiful sanctuary will be open to visitors during performances. Refreshments will be served in the church's Fellowship Hall.

For more information, please call the church office at 404-875-7483.

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