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The Powell Butte Community Church offers a live drive-thru Nativity scene each year in December, as a gift to the community

PHOTO COURTESY OF POWELL BUTTE COMMUNITY CHURCH - The Powell Butte Community Church will be presenting this live Nativity drive through scene as a gift to the community on December 18.The eighth annual live drive-thru Nativity will once again be presented as a free gift to the community by the congregants of Powell Butte Christian Church.

On Saturday, December 18, the parking lot of the Powell Butte Christian Church will be transported back in time over two thousand years and transformed into a live drive-thru Nativity. It will include scenes of a bustling and overcrowded inn, the quiet fields situated just outside of Bethlehem, a group of foreign astrologers traveling from far-off lands, and a lowly stable where, on a silent night, the world would welcome its newborn Savior.

Over eighty participants construct, paint and prepare six unique scenes depicting the Christmas story following the travels of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem, where Mary gave birth to Jesus. The community is invited to drive through the scenes any time between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., staying warm in their vehicles as they see the live actors and animals in tableau.

Pastor Trey Hinkle brought the idea to Central Oregon eight years ago, having participated in Living Nativities in other places for many years.

"Our campus is perfect for this kind of presentation," he explained, "and the people at Powell Butte Christian Church have embraced this as a wonderful ministry to our community each year. It takes a huge number of man hours and love to make it all happen each year. But we knew that — especially this year, bringing so much upheaval in our world — that the drive-thru Nativity was necessary. We hope that it will lend both consistency and hope that is very much needed this year."

Admission through the live drive-thru Nativity is free, although cash donations and/or suitable contributions for the Prineville Pregnancy Resource Center will be gladly accepted.


To learn more about the Powell Butte Christian Church's live drive-thru Nativity, contact Pastor Trey Hinkle

13720 Southwest Highway 126

Powell Butte, OR 97753

Office: (541) 548-3066

Cell: (541) 480-7082

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