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JUST A NOTE…
Although 2019’s Live Nativity is behind us and we’re now looking to Christmas 2020, we here at the Live Nativity website have decided to keep the details below (from 2019’s Nativity) ‘as is’ so that anybody visiting the site throughout 2020 will know what took place previously, and what the Live Nativity of the Abingtons is all about. We will completely update this site for 2020’s performance as that time approaches.
Be sure to check out the Gifts, Donors, and Winners of 2019’s Abingtons Christmas Giveaway!
An annual tradition for over 2 decades… THIS year’s Live Nativity has added additional seating options, including bleacher seating! The entire community is invited to our 5 performances, as you reconnect with your faith and are inspired by the greatest story ever told… the coming of the Christ child.
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The performance is under 30 minutes and takes place outdoors – featuring music, dancing, live animals, authentic sets, and special effects. Afterwards, everyone is invited inside (where it’s warm) for complimentary refreshments, live entertainment, our crackling open-hearth fireplace, beautiful decorations -AND- to register for our 4th annual Abingtons Christmas Giveaway!
As you may have heard, Clarks Green Assembly of God Church has changed its name to Servant Church of the Abingtons – to better reflect the character quality embodied by the Christ child. The church also now features a new cafe area, located inside its lobby.
Amidst the bustle of gift shopping, light hanging, and tree trimming, we encourage you & your family to come apart for just a time, and reflect upon the “reason for the season.” See you there!
Over 2,000 Years Ago, in a small Middle Eastern village, an event took place that would change our world... forever.
The Live Nativity Of The Abingtons is an annual tradition in Clarks Green, PA that celebrates the birth of the Christ child, through a LIVE reenactment & portrayal of the events surrounding His coming.
It features exquisite costumes, realistic props, professionally produced narration & soundtrack, national level singers, choreography, and LIVE animals.
A Commitment To Excellence
EACH YEAR, we continue to challenge ourselves and introduce new aspects and improvements to the retelling of the Christmas Story. Our production features:
- A high-quality sound system, for increased clarity... designed to boost the depth of the lowest frequencies
- Modified special effects
- A mixture of Original and Classic music
- NEW - bleacher seating available!
- Additional after-performance entertainment in the lobby of the hosting church (Servant Church of the Abingtons)
- And of course...
The annual Abingtons Christmas Giveaway!
Click HERE to view the 2018 winners, and the Abingtons-area Businesses that made it all possible! THEN... come to the Live Nativity to register to win in 2019!!!
You Are Invited!!!
This will be a MAGNIFICENT gathering of friends & community... to take place immediately after each performance of the Live Nativity. Everyone is invited inside, to warm up in the lobby & fellowship hall at Servant Church - where the church is going ALL OUT to decorate its facility in grandeur & splendor.
The Post-Nativity Celebration will last about 45 minutes, and feature:
- Live Entertainment (and MAYBE some sing-alongs!)
- Cookies and Snacks
- Hot Chocolate & Warm Drinks in our NEW 'He-Brews' Cafe
- A crackling wood fire in our expansive Brick-Hearth Fireplace
ALL drinks and snacks are complimentary - courtesy of Servant Church of the Abingtons.
Acclaimed pianist Denise Warner will play whimsical renditions of traditional & modern Christmas Classics on the Grand Piano in SCOA's lobby.
***There will be a registration table the Fellowship Hall to sign up for The Abingtons Christmas Giveaway - NO cost to do so!
Click HERE to view the gifts that have been donated, and the Abingtons-area Businesses that made it all possible! THEN... come to the Live Nativity to register to win!!!
The Live Nativity is hosted on the grounds of Servant Church of the Abingtons, located at:
204 S. Abington Rd., Clarks Green, PA 18411 (click for Google Maps)
For additional information, you may directly contact Servant Church at 570-586-8286... even during the nights of the performances.
ON-STREET AND LOT PARKING
Limited parking is available in the Servant Church lot. There is on-street parking available on the surrounding streets of the hosting church - namely Hall Avenue, Venard Road, Clark Street, and other neighborhood roads within 2 blocks.
You may also park in the lot of the old CVS Pharmacy, on the corner of Hall Ave & South Abington Blvd. This lot is only a half block away from the performance!
How to dress
We're a LOT like the U.S. Postal Service... in that the Live Nativity will "go on" come "rain, sleet, snow" - or in this case, cold temperatures. Because we cannot predict the weather, it's hard to make definitive recommendations.
But especially in sub 4o degree weather, gloves and a heavy winter coat are always in order. If it is windy, you may want to consider wearing a scarf and hat. These are especially indicated for children under 12!
From introduction to closing thoughts, the Nativity will last no more than 30 minutes. Then you will be invited inside for the Post-Nativity Celebration. Quite the extremes of temperature! Once inside, we will have a designated area for coats, gloves, and the like (if you so choose).
Each year, it takes MANY volunteers to successfully stage the Live Nativity production - a real community of people who cherish the message of Christmas, and are willing to sacrifice of the time & talents to make it happen for the benefit of us all.
It also costs thousands of dollars to produce each year... especially with our ever-increasing annual attendance!
As such, there are MANY ways for you to come along side of us this Christmas Season! We humbly ask you - the cherished members of our residential & business communities - to consider prayerfully how you can partner with us - whether volunteering your time, baking or decorating talents, or (of course) your financial support.
Time, items, or non-cash contributions
Many have been asking how they can become involved... It's EZ! Simply email or call the Nativity & Giveaway Coordinator Pastor Michael Warner from Servant Church at 570-586-8286. We'll plug you in! We're also excited to accept Giveaway gifts from community businesses.
The Live Nativity of the Abingtons is sponsored by Servant Church of the Abingtons. As such, any donations made to this production are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.
Cash or check
You may drop off or mail your cash or check donation to Servant Church, 204 S. Abington Rd., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Checks are to be made out to Servant Church only, with 'Live Nativity' in the memo. ALL donations will be earmarked only for the Live Nativity production costs.
You may donate through automatic deduction from your checking, savings, debit, credit, or PayPal accounts. Begin by clicking on the 'Donate' button below.
Directly underneath the donation page title "Donate to Servant Church of the Abingtons," there is an option to 'write a note.' Click on that option and simply type "Live Nativity" in that box. We will earmark your financial contribution solely for Live Nativity purposes.
We cannot THANK YOU enough for supporting us in this community endeavor!
Questions? Have a Donation? Want to get involved? Or… Want to join the ‘Friends of the Nativity (our email list)?’
Simply fill out the Contact Form below! (NOTE: We do not sell or distribute our database)