Two churches in Pottstown and Limerick this weekend will separately hold special holiday events that are free to attend and open to the public.
Live Nativity at Berean Bible Church
POTTSTOWN PA – Live drive-through nativity scenes at Berean Bible Church, 2675 E. High St. – which have annually proven popular over several years – will return for three days. The event is scheduled nightly Friday through Sunday (Dec. 15-17, 2023) from 6-9 p.m. on the church grounds.
Visitors can enjoy the warmth and comfort of their own vehicles as they follow a path around the Berean property and see scenes populated by volunteers and animals. A recorded narration that accompanies the drive is available on a compact disc for vehicles equipped to play them, or on smart phones or other devices connected online as a stream or downloaded audio file.
The church also offers shuttle vans for visitors who hope for a more expanded view of the scenery, or don’t want to drive themselves. To board a shuttle, park in the lower parking lot by Sanatoga Swim Club near the church driveway entrance, then walk to the adjacent temporary shelter.
Shuttles provide live narrations of the nativity, can avoid longer wait times, and allow for more interactivity with children, the church said.
Volunteers were busy Monday and Tuesday (Dec. 11 and 12) setting up the drive-through experience, church Music Pastor Nick Garland reported on its Facebook page. For those who have visited the event in years past, he said, the church has “some new surprises to show you.”
Holiday Concert at Limerick Chapel
LIMERICK PA – Get in the Christmas spirit with the family this holiday season, the Limerick Chapel, 378 W. Ridge Pike, suggests. The public is invited to its free Community Christmas Concert on Saturday (Dec. 16) beginning at 6 p.m.
Featured are the chapel’s young performers, children’s choirs, adult vocal ensembles, and handbell choir. Childcare will be offered for those from infancy through age 3. Ample parking is available. Light refreshments will be served after the concert.
Performers in the chapel’s Ring of Praise Handbell Choir have been spreading cheer across Montgomery County during the holiday season, its Facebook page noted. Choir members played before a large audience in recent weeks at Arcadia at Limerick Pointe, and also entertained visitors for several hours at the county’s historic Pennypacker Mills property in Schwenksville.