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St. John's service to feature hands-on re-enactment Dec. 24
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MONROE - Children and adults of all ages who want to be part of the story of Jesus' birth will have the opportunity to participate when they attend the Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24 at St. John's United Church of Christ, 1724 14th St.The presentation is part of the church's Faith Zone Sunday School program with the entire service focusing on the family, according to Kay Carter-Heath, director of Christian Education at the church. There are no lines to learn or rehearsals to attend.There will be parts for everyone, from preschoolers to adults. The story will be centered around the story of Jesus' birth.At a specific time in the service, those interested in participating in the drama will be invited to the front of the church to hear the story of Jesus' birth and then recreate the scene complete with a stable and manger.The short scripted play was adapted for use by Gary Neuenschwander.