Free admission. Our handicapped guests are invited to drive through during the first 30 minutes of the production. Your car should be in line in front of the Wesley Center no later than 6:15 pm. Our walking guests will line up at the Ga. Ave. entrance to the sanctuary. Please join the end of the line by 8:00pm. Not sure what to expect? Please see pictures from past productions below.

“Return to Bethlehem” is a gift to all who attend and to all who participate. Admission is free and no donations are solicited or accepted during the presentation. In the true spirit of Christmas, this program is made possible, solely, by the generous gifts of our congregation. No gift is too small and help is appreciated at any time, however, please act soon. October marks the beginning of intense work as we plan for this year. To make a donation via check, please write “RTB” on the memo line. You may also click here to make a financial contribution.
It takes over 300 children through adults to fill the scenes and village of Bethlehem. Casting has begun! Sign up using a hard copy that you’ll find available at the church or click on this link for online registration.
  • Sets assemblyNov. 20, 27  in the RTB field beginning at 9:00am
  • Costume Fittings– Nov. 21 (1-4pm), Nov. 22 (5-8pm), Nov. 28 (2-4pm) in the Wesley Center
  • Musicians Rehearsal– Nov. 21 and 28, 4-5pm, Wesley Center
  • RTB Guides Meeting– Nov. 28, 5-6pm, Ga. Ave. entrance to Sanctuary
  • Dedication Service– Nov. 28, 6:00pm, at the RTB manger
  • Props Placement– Nov. 29, 30
  • Props Cleanup– Dec. 5, 1:00pm, RTB field 
  • Sets Disassembled and Stored– Dec. 11, 9:00am, RTB field
Please watch the weekly church newsletter closely for participation opportunities for you and your family. 



Travel back in time to a place called Bethlehem. Join a caravan of travelers beckoned onward by a brilliant, heavenly light. Rejoice in the music of angels calling everyone to come see the Christ Child…

On December 1-4 from 6:30-8:30pm, close to 5,000 guests from the CSRA and beyond are expected to visit Grace to witness the biblical account of the humble birth of Jesus through our “Return to Bethlehem” production. We’re so excited to be able to offer this magnificent gift of love to our community this year! 

This page is set up for Grace members and visitors alike to use as a resource. For additional questions, contact RTB Director, Marianne Harlan.
Want to learn more about Return To Bethlehem at Grace? Watch this presentation:


Gabriel visits Mary
Mary & Joseph Traveling
Herod’s Court
The Gates to the City
The Census Taker
The Blacksmith
The Candle Maker
The Fisherman
The Cloth Weavers
The Villagers
The Villagers
The Roman Soldiers
The Wisemen
The Shepherds and Angels
The Nativity