2021: First Christian Church, Ottawa, KS,
Dec. 10: 4-7 pm; Dec. 11: 9-5pm; Dec 12: 12-5pm
1045 S. Hickory, Across from Ottawa University
groups of 12 + can call (Margi, 816-799-2780) to possibly arrange a time Friday or Monday morning.
Over 600 Nativities...
Come Journey To Bethlehem on an Advent Adventure!
Ornate and delicate, hand painted or whimsical, handmade from fabrics, gourds, and wood…olive wood nativities from Israel, brightly painted ones from Peru. Some come from Mexico, India, and Russia, even a Native American perspective with a Christ child in a papoose. There are children’s sets made from cloth, wood, and plastic. Nativity cookie jars, stacking dolls, ornaments, an ostrich egg with a nativity tucked inside…and a painted chicken egg-- side by side with a Kincaid display of nearly 30 pieces. Most unusual is the chicken nativity (there is also a dog, cat, bear, cow and even a rubber ducky nativity!) The smallest is a painted seed from the Amazon. An African Nativity with lions and elephants, stand vigil instead of the donkey and sheep . Many are very beautiful, some are fun, and others capture the dark stable and bleak surroundings of the Holy birth.