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First Baptist celebrates season

Sunday's living nativity scene, organized by First Baptist Church in Fairbury.

Fairbury residents were able to get into the spirit of the season over the weekend with the Timber Ridge luminaries and drive-through live nativity at First Baptist Church on Sunday.

Visitors to the church were able to stay in their vehicles while listening to the radio for background music. A marked route led everyone to the back of the church past the bus shed which served as a shelter for the nativity.

“We put a lot of work into that during the last several weeks,” Pastor Brian King told Fairbury News.

Animals came from as far away as southern Indiana with camels, a sheep and donkey. It had been a long time since Fairbury had a live nativity.

“I said let’s just do one,” King admitted. “Let’s investigate and see what it is going to take to do it.”

King said the church is thankful for the community’s support. First Baptist Church is planning a special Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. Regular worship is Sundays at 10 a.m. at the church along Seventh Street.

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