First United Methodist Church’s “Come to the Stable” bake and gift sale and nativity display on Saturday was a hit with locals and visitors.
The sale drew a steady stream of people to the church fellowship hall, where they found holiday cookies, cakes and pies, jewelry and crafts.
Across the street, the church sanctuary displayed more than 60 nativity scenes from around the world.
Judith and Tom D’Amico’s nativity from Senegal in Africa was one of the most unusual ones. It was a gift from a missionary friend. The figures were dressed in Senegalese fabrics and styles.
Also on display were nativity scenes from Finland, Guatemala, Peru, France and other countries.
Some of the nativities were ornate, others simple like the abstract figures carved in Bethlehem from a single piece of olive tree wood.
A student also made a nativity for a teacher by using wooden clothes pins for the figures and a simple stable made of slats of wood.