Living Nativity
                     
   Merry Christmas!
@  SHEPHERD'S CROSS
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news
of great joy that will be for all the people."         Luke 2:10
December 11-13 & 18 - 20,  2014
(Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
2nd & 3rd Weekends of December
10:00 A.M. - 8:30 P.M.

Enter into the peace of a certain cool winter's night when while there
were Shepherds watching their flock by night" Jesus came.  
The sheep flock at Shepherd's Cross
will be lying near by in the fields.
                       
The Living Nativity is a walk through event, reminiscent of that first Holy Christmas.  
Live character portrayals include Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the wise men and angels.  
The stable will be filled with live animals, and there is opportunity to interact with them.  
Animals include: sheep, goats, donkeys, chickens, guineas,
ducks, lama, alpaca and horses.  

The nativity is housed indoors in an authentic heated Amish built gambrel roof barn.






























SHEPHERD'S SHOP
A Unique Country Shopping Experience
Shepherd's  Shop  hosts a variety of sheep and Great Shepherd gifts, including wool blankets,
yarn, roving, sheep pelts, Amish jams & jellies, locally grown honey, festive Christmas gifts, and hand crafted items from
local artisans as well as from Christian Missions across the world.  The shop is an arts and crafts fair all on its own!  
Spectacular local artisans offer unique, hand made gifts for all ages.    A Fair Trade Shop that sells hand made products
from missions, and returns 100% of the proceeds to those missions, is a part of Shepherd’s Shop.
Beat the crowds - peaceful shopping on the farm.

DRAMATIC STORY TELLERS
One Story is told every hour throughout the nativity
1.  ELIZABETH
the story of Christ's birth from Elizabeth's (the mother of John the Baptist) perspective
Written  performed by Betty Howard
2.  THE INN KEEPER'S WIFE
the story of Christ's birth from the Inn Keeper's wife's perspective
Written  performed by Frankie Campbell
3.  MENAGERIE AT THE MANGER
the story of the barn animals at Christ's birth
Written & told by Linda Allen

The original wondrous Christmas Story will spring to life once again,
as you look upon this re-enactment of that Holy Night when Jesus our Savior was born.


PECAN FESTIVAL
Farm Fresh 100% Natural Pecans
Shepherd's Cross harvests Pecans each year. We have been harvesting pecans at the farm for eighteen years. Native
Pecans.   Be sure and stock up on pecans for all those Christmas baking needs.

BLACK WALNUTS
Shepherd's Cross harvests Black Walnuts each year.  Authentic, 100% Natural, healthy native black walnuts will bring a
special touch to your Holiday season.


HAND CRAFTED ITEMS
Available in Shepherd's Shop
Support local artisans                Authentic handicrafts
Amish candies &  baked items
Unique gifts ~ with a country flair

EVERGREEN WREATHS & BOUGHS
FRESH - HAND MADE
A wide variety of wreaths, boughs, and cross wreathes will be available to purchase, or to special order. Grave blankets
available by special request. Bible Garden tour guide Wilma Thompson will be on hand to tell of the special meaning of the
evergreen boughs, as we decorate in celebration of Jesus the King's special day . . . Christmas.  100% of the proceeds
from the sale of our wreathes benefit missions
- locally as well as internationally.  
This service is provided through our non-profit organization Heart of the Shepherd Inc.
Prices range from $7 - $14 for boughs & wreathes.

Come and stay for a few minutes or for a few hours.  A refreshing, peaceful outing, during the hustle and bustle of the
holiday season.  
One and a half hours is the average time spent by each guest at the Living Nativity.


    The Living Nativity is an completely housed indoors.  The tour barn is heated.


FARM FRESH LAMB MEAT
Produced at Shepherd's Cross; USDA packaged and certified; 100 % Natural
Festive for your Holiday Meals


    There is no charge for the Living Nativity.  Donations are graciously accepted. Tax
    deductible receipts are available.

Living Nativity
Downtown Claremore at Dickens on the Boulevard
Weekend Preceeding Thanksgiving

After serving our community with a living nativity in the city of Claremore for 20 years, we now offer a mini version of the
Living Nativity in downtown Claremore at Dickens on the Boulevard the weekend (Friday & Saturday evenings) preceding
Thanksgiving, as well as a full  version here on the farm, in the authentic gambrel roof barn.     This new season of the
Living Nativity on the farm, is held in conjunction with a Pecan Festival, adding to the warmth and authenticity
of the season.

Christ is the Gift of Christmas
Volunteer - as a family or individual -  to fill character portrayals.  Life changing, memorable
experience for the entire family.

Simply contact us, and we will work with your schedule.
16792 East 450 Road,  Claremore, OK 74017-0935

2.5 miles North of Claremore on East Hwy 66 & then  2.5 miles East on 450 Rd

Contact us by e-mail at:
SheepFarm@ShepherdsCross.com

Open
Thursday, Friday
& Saturday
 

8:30-5:30
Extended hours for special events

Closed Some Holiday
Weekends

Call or email for further details
Click Here to see Volunteer - Costumed Characters
& Demonstrators Information
Press Release 2013 -
Living Nativity
  • Drop in any time  - Activities recur throughout the day (only groups must
    schedule)
  • Costumed Bible characters - over 100 during the course of the six days.
  • Children's arts & crafts project with natural pecans, walnuts &/or pine
    cones
  • Christmas Hayride - Journey with the ShepherdsHayride in the
    sheep pasture - as they journeyed to see the Christ child.  Every two
    hours ($5 per person; cancelled in inclement weather).
  • Hospitality table - includes hot apple cider and cookies
  • Special activities offered periodically over the course of the Nativity
    include: spinning, weaving  & other fiber arts demonstrations.
  • Dramatic Story Tellers
  • Shepherd's Christmas - children's video
  • Farm Museum & Hands-on learning center
  • Farm Fresh Evergreen Wreathes - hand made
  • Shepherd's Christmas children's audio-visual program
  • Shepherd's Shop - unique hand crafted, country gifts & farm yarn
  • Pecans & Black Walnuts - farm fresh
  • The Living Nativity is not a performance.  It is intended for a peaceful
    reflection upon the meaning of Christmas.  
                    Step back in time, to the era of Christ's birth.
There is no
fee for the
Living Nativity
suggested donation
$3.00 per person
 
Capture the
Rapture of
Christmas    
Groups larger than 20
please pre-schedule

Group Package Choices:
#1
Without a hayride - includes all
other activities on a donation basis
(suggested donation $3 per person)

#2 With a hayride - Journey with the
Shepherds & a free pine cone and a
walnut bird feeder ornament (as well
as all other activities) $5 per person
- one free for every 10 paid

100% of Donations go directly to
Missions - local, national &
international

Buses & Schools Welcome
Volunteer for the Living
Nativity & Receive a Free
Christmas Hayride  

Volunteer Info - Click Here

"While they were there (in Bethlehem),
the time came for the baby to be born,
and she gave birth to her firstborn, a
son.  She wrapped Him in clothes and
placed Him in a manger because there
was no room for them in the inn."  
Luke 2:6-7
Giving to the
Living Christmas Tree
Heart of the Shepherd

Touch the Great Shepherd's
Heart this Christmas
Give a gift that keeps on living for
generations
Click Here for details on
Giving to Living
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