Training and Dates for Volunteers

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Introduction

Thank you for your interest in the Holy Walk. It is a privilege to work together to share the life of Jesus with our community. The information below provides you with important dates and helps you get acquainted with Ancient Near East culture during the time Jesus was born. At the end of this page, you will see links for each script for each costumed role.

Dates and Times for Volunteers

Important Dates

Costume Pickup and In-Person Training

Costumes Pickup and Training is at the Bremen United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 27 at 6:30PM, or Sunday, December 4th at 6:30PM.  There is also a Costume Pickup on Monday, December 5th from 6:30-7:30PM. You may bring your own costume, if you wish. 

All borrowed costumes must be returned the night of the event, at the Pines Building. Walk-Through is on 

Thursday, December 8th at 5:00PM at the Holy Walk site.

Holy Walk Nights

For 2022, the Bremen Holy Walk is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, December 9 and 10.

(Tours for the public run on Friday, December 9th, from 6PM to close (around 11ish); and on Saturday, December 10th, from 5PM to close (11ish).
 

This year, there is Kids Hour from 5-6PM on Saturday.

Bremen High School doors open to the public one hour before tours begin–at 5pm on Friday and at 4pm on Saturday. 

Volunteers should leave the High School (511 W. Grant St. Bremen, IN) on a bus at 5:15PM on Friday, the 9th, and at 4:15PM on Saturday, the 10th, to head to the Holy Walk site. 
             
*Volunteers should be in place at the Holy Walk site by 5:30PM on Friday & at 4:30PM on Saturday. 

Tear Down

If you are available for help with the tear down of the Holy Walk site, we will be meeting at the Holy Walk site on Sunday, December 11 at noon.  Your help is greatly appreciated!

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Jesus' Birth

  • Gabriel, an angel from God, speaks to Mary in Nazareth.

  • Mary and Joseph travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem–a distance of 92 miles. 

  • Jesus was born in Bethlehem, near Jerusalem.

  • Birth in the tribe of Judah/Judea as foretold by Prophet Isaiah.

Tanak

  • The Jews only had the Hebrew Bible, the Tanak (our Old Testament)

  • The Tanak was at least 400 years old

  • The Jews were waiting for a Messiah, a Savior, a King!

  • He fulfilled many foretold prophesies in the Tanak!

  • He was born in unexpected humble beginnings!

  • God highlighted his birth with a brilliant star.

  • For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

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Map and Coins

Once guests arrive to the Holy Walk site, the first thing their guide will show them is this map, explaining from what city they have been traveling and where they are headed–Bethlehem–to be counted and pay taxes.

There were three types of currencies in use in this area in the early 1st century. There were Roman coins called Denarrii (singular, Denarius). One day's wage was about one Denarius; Greek coins were called Drachma and Jewish coins included the Lepta and Sheckle.

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"Jesus said 'Show me the coin used for paying the tax.' They brought him a denarius, and he asked them, 'Whose image is this? And whose inscription?' 'Caesar’s,' they replied. Then he said to them, 'So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.'" Matthew 22: 19-21

Bethlehem Village Map

The King of Kings was not born in the Holy City of Jerusalem, but the little town of Bethlehem. Also, called The City of David, it was considered small, insignificant, and the least among towns. Jesus’ birth town was a fulfillment of Messianic prophecy.  “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” Micah 5:2

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Scripts for Costumed Volunteers

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