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Live nativity

Showing and sharing the story of Christmas

St. Paul, Howards Grove, Wis., does not just tell the story of Jesus’ birth. Every year since 2003, it shows the story of Jesus’ birth to its community. What started as an idea nearly 20 years ago has turned into a tradition not just for the congregation but for the community as well.

It started when a few members visited a living nativity at a different congregation. From there, the spark of an idea turned into a full-fledged production, involving detailed props, actors, refreshments, and help from nearly 300 volunteers from the congregation each year.
Live Nativity

Wanted: Your photos

Forward in Christ would like to feature your live nativity photos in This is WELS in the December 2022 issue. Submit photos of your congregation's live nativity this year so they can be featured next year.
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FIC's Bible-reading plan

Trace God's story of grace in this Bible-reading plan. Participate online and you'll have access to the full Bible passages for each week. Start at any time. All the previous readings are listed at forwardinchrist.net/bible-readings-2021.

Note: Each month includes four weeks of readings. This allows readers to not fall behind if they miss a reading or two because catch-up days are built into each month. If you finish the readings for the month early, you can use Forward in Christ's devotions for a quick daily reading, re-read a favorite portion of Scripture, or spend time meditating on a more challenging portion of Scripture from that month's readings.
December Bible Study Month
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Bible Study Week 46

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