CITIZENS OF GOOD CHEER WANTED!
O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight
The first Christmas in Bethlehem was celebrated in 1741 beginning with a Christmas Eve dedication of the settlement by Count Zinzendorf and a small group of followers huddled together – man and beast alike – in a two room log building upon which the Hotel Bethlehem now stands. Please join us on Saturday, December 15th on Main Street in front of the Hotel Bethlehem as we continue the Moravian tradition of joyful celebration. Songbooks, lanterns and candles (battery operated) will be provided (but if you want to bring your own, that’s OK, too). We will start at 5:30 PM (after the luminaria are illuminated) and intend to conclude at 7:00 PM, tracing a route through the Historic District. Once we have a headcount, we will provide more details about the route so that if you want to join us along the way, you can (but we prefer that as many as possible join us at the starting point at the Hotel Bethlehem). This is a family event and we welcome singers of any (or no!) skill level. Please respond by e-mail (so we can confirm the route and provide any updates) to Patricia Lowcher or Virginia Hartman no later than December 10th if you can join us. We hope that you do!