FOR OUR GUESTS

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.

FOR OUR MEMBERS
“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.
 
 
 
CALENDAR OF IMPORTANT DATES
  • 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