Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: HeraldMail HomeCollectionsNativity Scene
IN THE NEWS

Nativity Scene

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
January 9, 2012
Mercersburg police were seeking information Monday about a theft reported from the nativity scene at Trinity United Church of Christ at 129 E. Seminary St. Between Dec. 5 and Jan. 5, someone stole a sheep statue that was about 10 inches tall and 20 inches long, police said in a news release. Anyone with information may call police at 717-328-2221 or Franklin County (Pa.) Crime Solvers at 717-263-3000. The same church reported that someone threw eggs at its east wall on Jan. 8, police said.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | November 18, 2011
That's the challenge that Jamie Khanna of Chambersburg was faced with Friday. "This is awful. Who would do something like this?" she said as she looked at the creche in front of Central Presbyterian Church on Memorial Square. Khanna and her son Fernando Salinas walk in downtown Chambersburg often and were looking forward to seeing the nativity scene. "I explained about the nativity and Baby Jesus and he (Fernando) said, 'Mom, something's not right. Where is the Baby at?'" she said.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | December 14, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- A half-dozen people offered comments Monday about the nativity scene removed from Memorial Square in late November after the Chambersburg Borough Council voted unanimously to ban displays there. The council's meeting Monday evening was its first since the controversial decision. Borough resident Robert Wall questioned why citizens weren't given an opportunity to vote or weigh in on the matter. "Why wasn't it tabled until council could notify citizens?"
NEWS
December 16, 2011
Bethel United Methodist Church, will host an evening of music and special Christmas treats at 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-733-8387 or email bethel.church@myactv.net. Washington Square United Methodist Church, The Community Choir will present the cantata Mary Did You Know? at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The sanctuary will include a living nativity scene with live animals.
NEWS
December 1, 2009
"I'm calling in reference to the nativity scene being removed from the Chambersburg center square fountain area, by the Pennsylvania Nonbelievers Inc. of York, Pa. I think they ought to take the whole bunch, ship them over to Afghanistan and have them spend a few days in a foxhole, and we'll see if they continue to be the 'Nonbelievers Inc.' There aren't any atheists in foxholes. " - Williamsport "The people of Chambersburg should place the nativity scene at the fountain.
NEWS
December 16, 2011
Hagerstown First Church of God, will hold its Christmas program at 7 p.m. Sunday with children's recitations and a Christmas play titled What Does Christmas Mean. Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pa., Christmas candlelight service will be held in the school's chapel at 4 and 7:40 p.m. Sunday. Carillon recitals will precede each service at 3 and 6:30 p.m. Washington Square United Methodist Church, a quiet meditative Blue Christmas service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
NEWS
by CANDICE BOSELY | November 25, 2002
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Jim Resh said he could not even begin to estimate how many people turned out for the annual Christmas parade in downtown Chambersburg on Saturday evening. Parade-goers were lined up several deep along the mile-long route, cheering as 20 to 25 floats and marching bands went by, he said. One float featured a living nativity scene. "It was a huge crowd," said Resh, who has handled the parade lineup for 20 years. He owns a downtown bridal shop. Even the weather cooperated - after wind died down, he said.
NEWS
By KATE S. ALEXANDER | December 23, 2009
CHAMBERSBURG, PA. -- A day after Pennsylvania Nonbelievers Inc. (PAN) of Harrisburg, Pa., announced a complaint against the Borough of Chambersburg, borough officials said they have no knowledge of the challenge. "I can't react to anything I have not received," Borough Council President Bill McLaughlin said. The dispute revolves around PAN's request to honor athiest soldiers with a display in Memorial Square. The council decided to ban all displays there, and a nativity scene was removed.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | December 5, 2007
MARLOWE, W.Va. - An angel was the only figure not stolen last weekend from a nativity scene on display at a Christian retreat center in Berkeley County. "The manger is empty here," said Joe Quesenberry, a year-round resident at Potomac Park Camp off U.S. 11. near Marlowe, W.Va. The illuminated figures of baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, wise men, shepherds, sheep, donkeys, camels and horses were taken from Potomac District Council Assemblies of God's camp ministry facility late Saturday or early Sunday, according to the center's manager Doug Sachs and Quesenberry.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | December 11, 2012
On Sunday at 10 a.m., the children and youth of Covenant Presbyterian Church will portray Mary and Joseph, the shepherds and Magi in a Christmas pageant that ends with a live nativity scene.  The children will be dressed in costumes. The preschool children will sing “Silent Night” and “Away in a Manager.”  The older children will recite a Christmas acrostic spelling out the meaning of C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S. The children come from Hagerstown, Waynesboro, Pa., and Silver Spring, Md.  Adult teachers come from Hagerstown, Waynesboro, Boonsboro, Smithsburg, Williamsport and Maugansville will lead the children.
Advertisement
NEWS
January 9, 2012
Mercersburg police were seeking information Monday about a theft reported from the nativity scene at Trinity United Church of Christ at 129 E. Seminary St. Between Dec. 5 and Jan. 5, someone stole a sheep statue that was about 10 inches tall and 20 inches long, police said in a news release. Anyone with information may call police at 717-328-2221 or Franklin County (Pa.) Crime Solvers at 717-263-3000. The same church reported that someone threw eggs at its east wall on Jan. 8, police said.
NEWS
December 16, 2011
Bethel United Methodist Church, will host an evening of music and special Christmas treats at 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Call 301-733-8387 or email bethel.church@myactv.net. Washington Square United Methodist Church, The Community Choir will present the cantata Mary Did You Know? at 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The sanctuary will include a living nativity scene with live animals.
NEWS
December 16, 2011
Hagerstown First Church of God, will hold its Christmas program at 7 p.m. Sunday with children's recitations and a Christmas play titled What Does Christmas Mean. Mercersburg Academy, Mercersburg, Pa., Christmas candlelight service will be held in the school's chapel at 4 and 7:40 p.m. Sunday. Carillon recitals will precede each service at 3 and 6:30 p.m. Washington Square United Methodist Church, a quiet meditative Blue Christmas service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
NEWS
Darylene Mowen | Around Smithsburg & Robinwood | December 14, 2011
A live nativity scene will be open Saturday, starting at 6 p.m. at Welty Church of the Brethren, at 13465 Greensburg Road in Smithsburg. The event is sponsored by the Welty Church Youth, and is suitable for all ages. The live nativity is open to the public and admission is free. Bookmobile to visit Cascade Elementary The Washington County Bookmobile will visit Cascade Elementary School the first Friday of each month, weather permitting, from 9 to 11:45 a.m. for students, staff and the community to enjoy making their reading selections.
OPINION
November 26, 2011
Thumbs up to all of the participants in the 49th annual JFK 50 Mile ultramarathon. More than 850 people completed the grueling trek from Boonsboro to Williamsport along the Appalachian Trail, C&O Canal towpath and rural, paved roads. Thumbs up to all of the churches and community organizations that hosted Thanksgiving meals for the less fortunate among us. Serving those in need, especially in these difficult economic times, is a commendable effort. Thumbs up to the Smithsburg and North Hagerstown High School girls volleyball teams, which brought home state championships last weekend.
NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | November 18, 2011
That's the challenge that Jamie Khanna of Chambersburg was faced with Friday. "This is awful. Who would do something like this?" she said as she looked at the creche in front of Central Presbyterian Church on Memorial Square. Khanna and her son Fernando Salinas walk in downtown Chambersburg often and were looking forward to seeing the nativity scene. "I explained about the nativity and Baby Jesus and he (Fernando) said, 'Mom, something's not right. Where is the Baby at?'" she said.
OPINION
December 22, 2010
"I think it's really ridiculous of how pay phones are now becoming extinct. It's hard to find a pay phone anymore. I have a cell phone, but I still like to use the pay phone to call some numbers, such as some of those 800 numbers. I don't mean 900 numbers, either. We're going to all this new devices out there now. " — Greencastle, Pa. "Instead of worrying about the overflow trash around the recycle dumps — the city ought to worry about the trash that's in people's backyards and on porches.
NEWS
December 26, 2009
Holiday display will feature Einstein at Arkansas Capitol LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A secular display celebrating the winter solstice and "freethinkers" such as Albert Einstein and Bill Gates can be placed at the state Capitol alongside a traditional Christian nativity scene, a federal judge says. The Arkansas Society of Freethinkers sued after Secretary of State Charlie Daniels rejected its proposal, saying it wasn't consistent with the Capitol's other decorations and displays.
The Herald-Mail Articles
|