Church hosts nativity

Vernon’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts its 21st annual live nativity pageant today and Saturday at 7 and 8 p.m.

Vernon’s Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hosts its 21st annual live nativity pageant today and Saturday at 7 and 8 p.m.

Choirs will be singing in between the shows.

Members of the congregation have again worked hard to bring the live nativity performance to the community.

Actors are dressed in period costumes, a Bethlehem village has been built and live animals are an equal part of the annual production that tells the ancient story of Christ’s birth in a Bethlehem manger.

The idea behind the performance is to put everything together so people can experience the setting of 2,000 years ago.

The pageant is now held at the church at 1506-35th St. on Mission Hill.

Admission is free, though a donation to the food bank is welcome. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.

Call 250-542-8122 for information.