Sasha Zvonar, 3, checks out the various nativity scenes that were on display at Southside Community Church at the end of November. SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO

Sasha Zvonar, 3, checks out the various nativity scenes that were on display at Southside Community Church at the end of November. SONJA DRINKWATER PHOTO

Port Alberni church puts nativity scenes on display

Southside Community Church used nativities as their coffee house theme

Southside Community Church of the Nazarene held a unique coffee house at the end of November. Church members attending the event were encouraged to bring their nativities to the church to be put on display.

“This is the first year we did it,” said Cathy Craig, a member of the Southside Church board of directors.

“At our coffee house we titled it ‘Away in a Manger’, so we decided to have people bring their nativity scenes. We put them around the room and had an open house.”

Approximately 50 nativity scenes were set up, all varying in size, shape and composition. Some of them were quite old, while others were fairly contemporary. “I know there were some old ones but I don’t know how old they were,” Craig said.

Thirty people attended the open house, which was an opportunity for people not from the church to come and enjoy the coffee house too, she added.

Southside Community Church will have a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. The church is located at 4190 Victoria Dr., off of the Redford Extension.

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