First Baptist Church Wiggins (FBCW) hosted Bethlehem Revisited several times during the early 1980’s. In the late 1990’s, FBCW began hosting Bethlehem every other year. Now, it is hosted annually.
Bethlehem involves over 200 people( ages 2 weeks to 80+ years) in the village and behind the scenes. In the most recent years, over 1000 people per year toured Bethlehem. Church volunteers spend several days building the city on the parking lot across from the Sanctuary. Local farmers provide a host of animals… sheep, goats, donkey, chickens, horses, llamas, cows and geese. The city is open for walking tours where visitors can experience the sight and sounds of Bethlehem on Saturday night and Sunday night. In the church Sanctuary is a live Nativity. Local musicians play Christmas music as visitors approach the manger.
Bethlehem is a gift to the community from the members of First Baptist Church. Through Bethlehem they share the real meaning of Christmas. Join them this year on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8.