The “reason for the season” will be at the Faith United Methodist Church located at 8608 MLK Drive with a live Nativity scene from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

About a dozen people will take turns participating in the Nativity scene. They will stay out for viewers to see for 15 minute periods of time before taking a break. While participating they will stand very still and “be focused on baby Jesus.” Participants are of all ages from six years old and up. Everyone at the church is encouraged to participate in the Nativity Scene. The men of the church built the manger.

“It’s a time be holy,” said Joyce Dubose. “The purpose is to celebrate the life of Jesus Christ.”

Viewers can drive through the parking lot to see the Nativity scene or can get out of their vehicle for a closer look.

“You cant just stand there and take it all in to focus on what we are here for,” Dubose said.

Everyone is invited to come inside the church as well for an open house. Inside they can have cup of warm coffee or a special treat of wassail  which is a cup of warm, spicy apple cider. In addition, cookies will be served along with fellowship from the members of the church.

This is the second year for the live Nativity scene at the church.

Dubose said she remembers growing up in Liberty and participating in the live Nativity scene at the church she attended. A few years ago she began to attend Faith United Methodist Church and knew this was the place to make new memories. Dubose hopes the tradition will continue for many years to come and will become totally performed by the youth group.

“It’s a good time to come and be a part of what it is all about,” Dubose said.

Pictured: Members of the Faith United Methodist Church located at 8608 MLK Drive are hosting a live Nativity Scene  from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.