SHOW TIMES December 9: 3:00PM 5:00PM 7:00PM December 10: 1:00PM 3:00PM
Please enjoy a video clip of The Bean Farm of Scotch Grove's Live Nativity and Streets of Bethlehem!
Vocalist Jenn Helle, Dyersville, Iowa.
2017 LIVE NATIVITY & STREETS OF BETHLEHEM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2017 STREETS OF BETHLEHEM - OPEN FROM 2:00PM - 8:30PM LIVE NATIVITY PRESENTATION - 3:00PM, 5:00PM AND 7:00PM SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2017 STREETS OF BETHLEHEM - OPEN FROM 12:00PM - 4:30PM LIVE NATIVITY PRESENTATION - 1:00PM AND 3:00PM
**Please note: Out of respect for the story of the birth of Christ, The Streets of Bethlehem temporarily closes during the production of the Live Nativity and reopens afterward.**
WHAT IS A LIVE NATIVITY? Experience the narrated Christmas Story, enacted by characters in period costumes. The story begins with the angel Gabriel's visit to the Virgin Mary, the Annunciation. The story is beautifully narrated, accompanied by a vocalist, bringing the historical account alive with song. The actors portray weary travelers approaching an Inn with no vacancy. Being given a place to stay in a stable, among the animals, the Christ child is born. The shepherds give homage to the little baby and the Magi present their valuable gifts to the precious King in the manger. The portrayal is simple yet profound. WHAT IS "STREETS OF BETHLEHEM?" The experience of what the streets of Bethlehem were like 2000 years ago. Guests will be counted for the census, meet the tough Roman Guards, see beggars in the street, encounter the Tax Collectors. As fellow travelers on the journey, guests will hear the sounds of the marketplace & take in the aroma of the rich incense. Merchant shops include carpentry, textiles, bread, clay vessels, incense, herbs and oils. The Streets of Bethlehem temporarily close during the Live Nativity in honor of the story of the birth of Christ. HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted. The Live Nativity is part of "The Bean Farm of Scotch Grove" and is now a nonprofit: 501(c)3. Your contribution is tax deductible! Donations help us improve the production year after year and continue our work of spreading the good news. For more information, find us at: www.thebeanfarmofscotchgrove.org. WHAT ELSE? There is a concession stand available where weary travelers can get something warm to drink and buttery popcorn. WILL THERE BE LIVE ANIMALS? Yes, there will be live animals. They will be spotted throughout the Live Nativity and weather permitting, roaming around the Streets of Bethlehem. Plus, the animals that didn't make the cut during the Nativity try-outs will be in the mini-barn for extra attention from guests. They'd really appreciate a visit. DO WE NEED TICKETS? No, tickets aren't necessary. However, there could be some waiting in line so we humbly ask for your patience and understanding. WILL IT BE COLD? Given that we live in Iowa, there's a pretty good chance it could be cold. A couple buildings will have some heat and there will be fires burning near the Streets of Bethlehem. Please dress warm. WHAT WILL YOU DO IN THE CASE OF SEVERE WEATHER? We are prayerful that mild weather will be provided for the weekend. In the case of a blizzard, we will list cancellations/postponements on local radio and TV stations. IS THE FARM HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE? Most areas are not paved but navigation in a wheelchair is possible. There is a portable toilet that is wheelchair accessible. To view the Live Nativity, the ground somewhat uneven but a wheelchair can navigate. For those in need, there is a place for drop off/pick up to lessen the walking distance. WHAT IS THE ADDRESS? The Bean Farm 7731 148th Street Scotch Grove, Iowa 52310 DO YOU NEED VOLUNTEERS? Well, yes we do!!! So glad you asked! PLEASE VOLUNTEER! Send an email to: email@example.com if you can volunteer in some way. We have needs for actors, greeters, donations of food/supplies etc. The work is hard yet extremely rewarding. Please join us!
Thank you for your contribution to share HIStory through the Live Nativity and Streets of Bethlehem in 2016!
OUR VOLUNTEERS Aaron Loes Abby Jaeger Alana Lawrence Alex Fagan Alex Oswald Angie Beitz Angie Sanford Barb Ihns Ben Oswald Bill Ihns Cathy Wolfe Clyde the Cat Connie Goldsmith Dale Kelchen David Koch David Naylor Dean Oswald Ed Goldsmith Eloise Pike Everly Jaeger Gale White Genna Mensen Ginny - the donkey Gloria - baby lamb Heather Winfield Jane Lawrence Jenn Helle Jennifer Dement Janean Schuster Julie Carlson Justin Wolfe Kassi Crossman Kelly Naylor Kim Specht Leigh Sanford Lisa Oswald Loras Mensen Lori Koch LuAnn McQuillen Maci Helle Makenzie Lansing Mama the goat Mareda Pierce Mason Michael Meyer Mike Helle Miles Boysen Nathan Oswald Nicole Porter Nicole Wolfe Poly Jaeger Ryan Oswald Sami Bean Tami Kelchen Tanya Burnett Taylor Cruise Tyler Fagan Wendy Shea Zach Helle
TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO MADE THE NATIVITY COME ALIVE at The Bean Farm in 2015: We humbly give thanks that you gave so much of yourselves to share HIStory with others! Aaron Loes Alex Oswald Angie Sanford Barb and Bills Ihns Ben Oswald Beth Cruise Brock Orr Brooklyn Steiner Camp Courageous Carter Cruise Cassidy Russell Chad and Renee Adams Cheryl Hogan Christine Reiken Cole Cruise Dale and Tami Kelchen Dan Russo Dave and Kelli Naylor, Jaxsson Naylor, Dawsonn Naylor David and Lori Koch Dean and Lisa Oswald Diane Gray Don and Glenda Eilers Doug DiBell Ed and Connie Goldsmith Frank and Peg Mere Gloria Glawatz Heather Windfield Jack and Joan Butcher Jane Lawrence Jim & Tammy Loes Jordan Loes Kassi Crossman Kendalyn Sanford Kim Brooks Leigh Sanford Lindsey Adams Lisa Boysen Lisa Steiner Makenzie Lansing Mareda Pierce Marisa Braford Michelle Perry Mike and Jenn Helle, Maci Helle, Zach Helle Miles Boysen Monticello Express Newspaper Nathan Oswald Naylor Seed and Bag New Life Community Church Nicole Porter Rick, Staci and Sami Fritz Ryan Oswald Sacred Heart Youth Group Sean Janssen Sheila Tjaden Sophie Gray Sue Burichter Tanya Burnett Taylor Cruise Taylor Guthrie The Avacentre The Witness Newspaper Ben, our Newfoundland dog (popcorn cleanup)
Seeing the story come alive will help to keep Jesus at the forefront of Christmas. No amount of beautifully wrapped gifts under our tree can fulfill us to the degree of the gift He gave us by coming to earth as an infant, more than 2000 years ago.
2014 CONTRIBUTORS With the help of the following donors it was possible for us to share the birth of the Christ Child with over 500 visitors this year. Thank you for sharing your time, treasure, and talent.
Dr. Thad Abrams Lisa, Ryan & Ben Oswald Fr. Paul Baldwin Fr. George Karnik Dale and Tami Kelchen Alex Kramer Marissa Bradford Aaron Loes Tommy Brokaw Jordan Loes Kim Brooks Roman Manternach Jack & Joan Butcher Dave and Mary Melchert Jane & Cassidy Russell Frank & Peg Mere Ed & Connie Goldsmith Kevin & Julie Miller Taylor Cruise Jeff & Shielly Monk Beth Cruise David & Kelli Naylor Myrna Cusina Richard & Krystal Nosbisch Rick, Sami and Staci Fritz Olin Methodist Church Youth Group Dale & Gloria Glawatz Mareda Pierce LeAnn & Caleb Herman Maria Recker Kelsie Holmes Christine Reichen Shane and Abbigail Jaeger Dan Russo Kelley Kascel Kendalyn, Leigh, & Angie Sanford Bernie & Linda Schatz Dalton & Kylynn Sprau Ellen Strittmatter Nick & Ann Strittmatter JoAnn and Gavin Timm Jim Loes Sheila & Andy Tjaden