The story of Jesus' birth is being retold again this year through the Live Nativity today at Redemption Hill Church on Carpenter Avenue in Kingsford.
The Live Nativity will be presented from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The story of the birth of Jesus will be presented by church members under the manger set up outside the church. It is a continuous portrayal of that first Christmas and will be presented every 30 minutes.
"Come find the true meaning of Christmas this season and visit the Live Nativity," a church spokesperson said.
The church is continuing this much-anticipated presentation, which has become a tradition over the years during the Christmas season. As far as anyone can remember, the church started to present the Live Nativity back in the early 1990s.
Although the church members had taken a few years off presenting the Live Nativity scene, the event returned in 2010. And it has continued to be a special presentation for families, both young and old, in the community to enjoy.
After viewing the Live Nativity, the church has organized a free spaghetti dinner inside the church for all to enjoy. In addition, hands-on Christmas activities will be available for children.
Dickinson County Healthcare System showed a profit in October, brightening a financial year that has otherwise posed many challenges. The system's Board of Trustees reviewed a report this week showing operating income in October of $141,825. That performance brought the year-to-date loss in operations to $1.27 million.
"We want to maintain October's performance going forward," said John Schon, DCHS administrator. He cautioned, however, that there are many unknowns as 2014 approaches, particularly in reimbursements for patient care.
"We are hopeful that utilization will remain strong," he added.
Community Christmas meals will be offered to area residents at locations in Kingsford, Iron River and Norway this holiday season.
First Presbyterian Church of Kingsford will serve its 10,000th meal on Christmas day this year. A ham dinner with all the trimmings will be offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church located at 395 Hamilton Ave. in Kingsford.
First Baptist Church of Iron River will be hosting their annual free Christmas Day meal on Dec. 25.
Members and friends will be serving and meal pick ups will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the church. Delivery begins at 11 a.m.
The church is located at 800 Selden Road in Iron River.
Area residents are also invited to a free dinner at Grace United Methodist Church in Norway this Sunday evening, Dec. 15.
Supper will be served from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Crossroads site, located at 130 O'Dill Drive behind the Jack Menghini Museum.
The holiday menu will be ham, scalloped potatoes, corn, rolls, dessert and beverages.
Individuals and families facing economic challenges are especially encouraged to attend, but anyone who would simply enjoy the opportunity to come for a good, hot meal and to visit with friends and neighbors is equally welcome.