December 2nd, 2023
The highlight of the day is the live nativity. Watch as the wise men enter the marketplace seeking the newborn king.
Listen as King Herod interrogates them for the baby’s whereabouts.
Then follow the men as they search and find the stable.
Hear the wondrous story of the miraculous birth of Jesus.
Watch the setting come to life as travelers honor the baby Jesus.
Then raise your voice to God, as everyone sings favorite hymns of joyous celebration.
Annual Bethlehem Marketplace, Saturday, Dec. 2, 10:00AM to 3:00PM at First United Methodist Church, 123 N. Plum Grove Rd., Palatine. Crafts from Bible times for children to make in a recreated first-century marketplace. Admission is free. Guests may buy a bag of “Roman” coins - to exchange for craft-making: candles, leather, baskets, and others. Bible-times food is also available for purchase: flat bread with honey, lentil soup, dried fruits & meat, hummus & chips, and sweet treats. Follow the wise men to the stable to witness the live nativity and sing familiar Christmas songs. Great fun for the entire family!
Volunteer service opportunities abound: call the church office 847-359-1345 or bethmarketplace.org for info on how you can help.