An Invitation: Walk Through Bethlehem

This weekend, December 7th and 8th (please note: the dates are the 7th and 8th, not what I had posted incorrectly earlier), Joseph, John, Anna, Jesse, and Mary will be doing Christmas music and giving testimonies. Friday evening, they’ll be sharing from 6:30-7:15 p.m. and 7:30-8:15 p.m., and Saturday evening, from 6:00-6:45 p.m. and 7:00-7:45 p.m.

A church in town hosts a “Walk Through Bethlehem” for three evenings during the Christmas season. Tours are given, and while people wait for their tour, they sit in the sanctuary, listening to live Christmas music. My family will be doing that music for two hours, Friday and Saturday evenings, for those who come and are waiting for their turn to go through “Bethlehem.”

Last year, we had the opportunity to go through “Bethlehem” before their music time began, and it was an amazing experience. Church of the Open Door does a phenomenal job of portraying what Bethlehem might have been like when Jesus was born.

It is open to the public, and we invite you to stop in. The actual dates are Friday (6:00-9:30 p.m.), Saturday, and Sunday evenings (5:00-9:30 p.m.). If you would like to hear my brothers and sisters, they will be doing music Friday and Saturday evenings at the times listed at the beginning of the post. Abigail and Bethany will also sing.

If you live in the Kansas City area, the Church of the Open Door would be about a 45 minute drive. The church’s address is:

Church of the Open Door
4800 South 20th St. Trafficway
Leavenworth, KS  66048

I’ll include some pictures I took last year. Hope to see some of you there!


“And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.”
Deuteronomy 8:2 



5 thoughts on “An Invitation: Walk Through Bethlehem”

  1. This sounds like a special, meaningful activity, and if I lived anywhere in the area I would certainly attend. I’m sure the Maxwells will do a wonderful job, and I pray that many hearts will be blessed. 🙂
    Love, Mrs. Patti

  2. This would be fun to go through. We attended an event just like this several years ago and really enjoyed it. We also were blessed with music to listen to while we waited for our turn to visit “Bethlehem.” Even as you bless others with your music and testimonies, your hearts will be blessed, too!

  3. We had the privilege tonite of taking a walk through Bethlehem here in our area. It was amazing. We were extremely blessed.

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