Living Nativity
       Pecan & Walnut Festival

                    
         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.

               Open the door, and step back in time to that first Holy Christmas.  
This event is held in a heated Amish barn & silo, at an authentic working farm.  
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, fowl, alpaca. cattle and horses.  

Winter is Pecan & Walnut harvest season.  We offer farm fresh pecans, cracking and U-Pick
opportunities, as well as a host of nutty treats.  

Drop in any time
 - Activities recur throughout the day (groups larger than 20 asked to pre-schedule).

SHEPHERD'S SHOP
A Unique Country - Crafty Shopping Experience

Tired of fighting the crowds?  Looking for a gift that has extra special meaning?  Shepherd's  Shop  hosts a variety of hand
crafted gifts  including yarn,  Amish jams & jellies, farm fresh honey, festive Christmas gifts, 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, and hand made products from many nations.   (100% of the proceeds
from sales of mission items are returned to those missions & indigenous peoples)











































Volunteer - as a family or individual -  to fill character portrayals, or as a fiber artist or
dramatic story teller.    Life changing, memorable experience for the entire family.

Simply contact us, and we will work with your schedule.


DRAMATIC STORY TELLERS & MUSICIANS
One Story is told OR enjoy A Special Christmas Music Performance 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
4.  MUSICIANS INCLUDE EITHER: Flute, violin or guitar


    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


Costumed Bible characters -
over 100 during the course of the six days

The Living Nativity is not a performance.  It is intended for a
peaceful reflection upon the meaning
of Christmas.  
                 


Living Nativity - Sneak Mini Preview!
Downtown Claremore at Dickens on the Boulevard
Weekend Preceeding Thanksgiving

Shepherd's Cross & Heart of the Shepherd provide a mini version of the Living Nativity in downtown Claremore at Dickens
on the Boulevard the weekend (Friday & Saturday evenings) preceding Thanksgiving.  Come on out & see us!
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 2014  
Living Nativity
      
FREE ACTIVITIES        Donation Based - Suggested Donation $3 per person
  • Children's arts & crafts project - Make a bird seed walnut feeder
  • Hospitality table - includes hot apple cider, cookies, Christmas pretzels & mints
  • Fiber Artists spin or weave or felt while clad in costumes that depict the season of Jesus birth.
  • Nativity Dramatic Story Tellers & Musicians - every hour listen to either a guest musician or a
    rendition of the first Christmas from the Innkeeper's Wife, or Elizabeth's or even the Manger
    Animals perspective
  • Farm Museum & Hands-on learning center & Educational Farm Silo - Special Winter
    emphasis on pecans & walnuts
  • Shepherd's Christmas children's audio-visual program
  • Christmas Coloring Contest

PAY FOR USE ACTIVITIES      all proceeds benefit missions
  • Christmas Hayride - "Journey with the Shepherds" – in the sheep pasture - as they
    journeyed to see the Christ child - narrated Christmas story from the shepherd's perspective.- $5
    per person; 1 & under are free with a paid adult (cancelled in inclement weather).
  • Learn How to Needle Felt a Wool  Christmas Ornament   - $2.50  per person
  • Make your own Farm Fresh Evergreen Wreathes - Great Family Project -  $10 per wreath   
                                                                                                                                                 
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 Ch
oices:
#1
- Includes All Free Activities - on a donation basis (suggested donation $3 per person)

#2 - Journey with the Shepherds - $5 per person -  Includes all free activities plus a
hayride (one
free leader for every 10 paid participants).  

100% of
Proceeds 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


This is Heart of the Shepherd's version of
The Angel Tree.  These gifts help indigenous
people locally and around the world.  Give at
Christmas or any time throughout the year.  


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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Living Nativity Schedule 2014