KEEP THE LIVE NATIVITY IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Did you know that when we started Operation Nativity in Washington, D.C. that we started with a large outdoor plastic nativity? Though it was a start in bringing the true meaning of Christmas to Capitol Hill, we found that the presentation of a LIVE NATIVITY and Procession to our nation’s capital impacted our elected officials in ways that an inanimate manger scene could never accomplish.
Since 2008, year after year–we’ve staged our annual LIVE NATIVITY ON CAPITOL HILL!
All this takes an enormous amount of work. To hold this unforgettable CHRIST-mas event here on Capitol Hill, we must:
- Carefully prepare, clean, and sometimes repair the elaborate costumes worn by the actors
- Recruit & train dozens of volunteer support staff
- Arrange for special permits for exotic animals—including arranging vaccinations and health certifications
- Secure vehicle clearances and parking areas
- Arrange for clergy from different denominations
- Hire a sign interpreter for the hearing impaired
- Procure sound system and operator
- Enlist a singer to lead Christmas caroling
BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP TO KEEP THIS EVANGELISTIC OUTREACH ON CAPITOL HILL!
Our funds to bring this important message of the true meaning of Christmas to our nation’s capital city are dangerously low and we need your help. Next Tuesday, December 12th, we are holding a day-long funding marathon to raise $20,000. If you want to see the LIVE NATIVITY displayed in front of the Capitol, please donate and please help share the word.
When this parade of live actors in costume, including a cooing baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, and live animals—especially giant “Junior the Camel” – make their way around Capitol Hill—and stop to recreate the manger scene at Bethlehem IN FRONT OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT, hundreds of people pause to gaze—and listen, as the entire CHRIST-mas gospel is read from Luke, Chapter 2!
If you believe we should keep saying “Merry Christmas” in this dramatic, meaningful, memorable and compelling way, please join in on our day-long funding marathon to raise $20,000 for our Live Nativity.
PLEASE MAKE YOUR TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT by calling Patty at 202-546-8329 or by clicking on the DONATE button on our website (faithandaction.org). You can also mail your gift to Faith and Action, 109 2nd St NE, Washington D.C. 20002.
On Behalf of the Faith & Action Ministry Team,
Mrs. Peggy Nienaber
Vice President of Operations
Faith & Action in the Nation’s Capital