Church showcases nativity scenes from around the world

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1206131536cFor the past four years, the women of First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort have held “A Nativity Celebration” as a gift to the community. Inspired by a similar theme at Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, the First Presbyterian Church showcases beautiful displays of nativities from around the world (some by local artists) collected by members and friends.

It is amazing to see how the Christmas Story is depicted by different countries and from different regions of the United States as well. Last year there were 98 nativities made from banana leaves, oyster shells, wood, fine porcelain and in every media in-between.

Admission is free. There is a donation basket and all the money collected is given each year to a different charity that has a specific need. This year, donations will go to the Flood Victims Relief in Columbia. The display will take place December 11th and 12th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on December 13th from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Location: First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort Fellowship Hall, Corner of Church and North Streets, in Beaufort.

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