HANCOCK -- Hancock United Methodist Church morphed into a nativity scene during Breakfast in Bethlehem on Thursday as angels, shepherds and wise men gathered to serve pancakes and sausage links to hungry worshippers.
Shannon McKinley, one of the event's organizers, said the breakfast was held to celebrate the birth of Christ.
"The goal is to share God's word, and have everyone realize that the greatest gift was his child and not the presents wrapped under the Christmas tree," McKinley said. "Too many kids think the Christmas story is the movie."
McKinley said the church provided breakfasts for about 50 people, who were asked, if they were able, to donate nonperishable food items for the local food bank.
After the meal, about 15 children were treated to a pageant that told the story of Christmas from the point where Mary and Joseph enter Bethlehem to Christ's birth in a manger.