Members of the Troy View Church of God plan to bring the Christmas story to life this weekend with presentation of a “Troy View of Bethlehem” live drive through nativity.

The nativity will be available for visitors Dec. 9 and 10 from 6-9 p.m. at the church at 1770 N. County Road 25A, Troy, just north of the El Sombrero restaurant.

Visitors can take a trip back in time from their vehicle and hear the story narration on a CD in their car or via iphone and the Troy View website at

Church members have been planning and making preparations for the nativity for months. More than 60 people are involved in the production.

Chris Lucas said she and Joan Green talked last year about a possible live nativity and visited one in Sidney. Lucas watched You Tube videos of similar events. She wrote the script and narrated the recording.

“This is a whole outreach to the community teaching about the real meaning of Christmas,” said Green, who was in charge of costumes. “We are really excited about serving the community in that capacity.”

During a project workday in early November, she and others were busy placing cotton balls on T-shirts to be worn by children who will portray sheep. Some live animals also will be on hand, courtesy of a church member’s relative.

Another church member was in charge of props, while another worked with the agencies to ensure traffic would not be an issue and another was in charge of constructing the sets. Visitors will be directed around the church where around nine scenes will be in place.

“We have a part for everybody who wants to be a part of it,” Lucas said of the production. “It is really falling together.”

A free will donation will be taken