Story of Christ comes alive today
by Tom Spigolon
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A Live Nativity Celebration will be on display tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Episcopal Church in Acworth. The performance features live animals and at least 180 actors. From left are Faye Ruud, Nick Cooley, Thomas Watson, and Sam Watson. The camel and handler Chris Allen are from Pettit Creek Farms in Cartersville. <br> Special to the MDJ
A Live Nativity Celebration will be on display tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Teresa’s Episcopal Church in Acworth. The performance features live animals and at least 180 actors. From left are Faye Ruud, Nick Cooley, Thomas Watson, and Sam Watson. The camel and handler Chris Allen are from Pettit Creek Farms in Cartersville.
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Nick Cooley, Sam Watson and Thomas Watson play shepherds and Abigail Singleton plays baby Jesus in St. Teresa’s Episcopal Church’s “Live Nativity Celebration” today in Acworth. Modern touches complement the performance, which is set at the birth of Christ. A spotlight beams into the sky to show attendees the way to the show, while attendants dressed as angels help guide the audience to their seats.
Nick Cooley, Sam Watson and Thomas Watson play shepherds and Abigail Singleton plays baby Jesus in St. Teresa’s Episcopal Church’s “Live Nativity Celebration” today in Acworth. Modern touches complement the performance, which is set at the birth of Christ. A spotlight beams into the sky to show attendees the way to the show, while attendants dressed as angels help guide the audience to their seats.
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St. Teresa’s Episcopal Church in Acworth will have a free “Live Nativity Celebration” for the public tonight from 6 to 9 p.m. at the church on Fords Road, with a presentation every 30 minutes.

The event is an outdoor presentation of the story of the Nativity, which features actors and live animals, church members say.

Church member Lily Parks of Dallas said each performance features up to 25 actors. However, new performers take their place every show, meaning at least 180 actors perform throughout the two-night event.

Complimentary musical entertainment, cocoa, cookies and other refreshments will be served, she said.

“We’re not asking for anything. It’s giving to the community,” Parks said.

At least 1,000 people attended the event in 2012 at the corner of Mars Hill and Fords roads, she said.

Modern touches complement the performance, which is set at the birth of Christ. A spotlight beams into the sky to show attendees the way to the show, while attendants dressed as angels help guide the audience to their seats.

“I think it’s very enjoyable,” Parks said.

A “Community Messiah” also is scheduled today at 7 p.m. at the church at 5725 Fords Road in Acworth.

For more information, call (770) 590-9040 or visit www.saintteresa.org.

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