This is a beloved tradition of Maplewood United Methodist Church, where the Christmas story is acted out during worship in December by the children of the church. When possible, a real child plays the baby Jesus. It is particularly heartwarming to see children who have never attended our church, warmly welcomed into the pageant.
Children will rehearse the Sunday before the pageant during the Sunday school hour but rehearsals are not required. Children who arrive just before worship are always welcome to participate.