Bethlehem in Monticello is the First United Methodist Church’s trademark community ministry. Every Christmas, we transform the property behind our church into a replica of Bethlehem at the time of Christ’s birth. We get a chance to dress up in period costumes and relive the greatest story for visitors who come from far and wide to witness the event.
We now include approximately 30 live animals and over 100 cast and crew members. Several area churches join us in the live nativity production and in welcoming hundreds of visitors to our Family Ministry Center for cookies and hot drinks after their tour through Bethlehem.
Whether you join us as a set constructor, a costumed character, fellowship helper, musician or in some other capacity, you will have a unique and rewarding opportunity to be a part of the magnificent Christmas story.