Each December, visitors to Richland Baptist Church in Zephyrhills can travel back in time at the church’s annual presentation of “The Walk through Bethlehem.”
Each year volunteer crews transform a patch of land near the church – roughly a third of the size of the ancient city of Bethlehem – into a city that feels like it is part of the first century town where the baby Jesus was born.
Those taking the walk will be guided through the reconstructed city, where they will see a census taker, city people of all ages, shopkeepers and Roman guards all in period costumes.
As visitors make their way through the city, they’ll hear a conversation between their guide and the various shopkeepers, as the story of the birth of Christ is told, and then they will see a live Nativity scene.
But the tour won’t end there; spectators also will see the crucifixion scene and the empty tomb.
"Very good - really enjoyed it" - Nancy, Dade City
"Awesome. Thank you!" - Tricia, San Antonio
"A+, Nice Job!!" - Jenny, Zephyrhills
"Excellent. God bless your ministry" - Carolyn, Zephyrhills
"Inspirational! Thank you." - Carol, Zephyrhills
"Thank you for a wonderful experience." - Betty, Dade City
"Very educational & revealing. Brings it home." - Dena, Lakeland
"We really enjoy coming every year! Kids love coming and opens up to some good talks. Thank you!!" - Morris Family, Dade City
"Truly a love gift to our city. Awesome, Wonderful." - Gloria
"Wow - I have read the Christmas story many times - but this is real - real emotion, real people." - Kathy, Winter Haven
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Richland Baptist Church
40443 Stewart Rd
Zephyrhills, FL 33540
Phone: +1 352 567-2990