Tag Archives: outdoor nativity sets

  • Outdoor Nativity Store Sheep Get ‘Flocked’

    Can you imagine looking out your window first thing in the morning to find that your front yard was covered with more than 30 sheep? That’s the surprise that greeted many congregation members of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Evans City, Pennsylvania last spring and summer.  The sheep, which were from the Outdoor Nativity Store

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  • outdoor nativity scene with light in snow

    Ultimate Guide to Different Types of Outdoor Nativity Sets

    Maybe you are celebrating your first Christmas in your new home. Perhaps you have children and want to share the joy of Christmas with them – and your neighborhood – in a tangible way. It could simply be that your old outdoor manager scene one has seen better days. Whatever your reason for shopping for

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  • nativity set in Japan missionary yard

    Christian Missionary in Japan Uses Nativity Scene to Reach Community

    Peter O’Neill has served as an American missionary in Asia for more than three decades. In the early 1980s, Peter lived and taught at a university in Beijing and helped bring the Gospel to Communist China. For the past 23 years, he and his wife, Atsuko, have served in a Japanese community about two hours

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  • Charlie Brown outdoor nativity manger scene

    The Story of the Peanuts Nativity Scene

    On Dec. 9, 1965, a new Christmas classic was born. That evening, an estimated 15,490,000 people sat down to watch the premiere presentation of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” on their television sets. Since then, millions more people have watched this heartwarming Peanuts cartoon on video or in its annual re-broadcasts on network television. As Charlie

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  • Nativity scene exhibition in Europe

    Creche Traditions in Europe: A History

    The nativity scenes we know and recognize today have their roots in centuries of European traditions dating back to the 12th century. These early nativity scenes were usually made of terra cotta and were displayed year round in churches in the 1300s. Historians believe that around the year 1289, artist Arnolfo di Cambio carved one

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  • How Nativity Scene Traditions Developed in America

    American crèche traditions started in the 18th century with a small group of Protestant immigrants who brought their Christmas customs to their new homeland in the New World. The United Brethren from Herrnhut, commonly called the Moravians, was founded in Bohemia during the 15th century (in what is now the Czech Republic). On Christmas Eve

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