Play a part in a live Nativity this year at Guided Hope
By Amber McIver-Traywick
There is a unique Christmas event coming to Berthoud, a Living Nativity that invites community members to actively participate. Guided Hope, a Berthoud nonprofit organization that has a mission to mentor individuals, strengthen families, share hope, and inspire service through ranch activities, will be hosting the annual event on Sunday, Dec 8, at 2 p.m. to participate and 2:30 to watch at the organization’s property located at 1028 N County Rd. 21 in Berthoud.
The organization has held the Living Nativity in past years and asks those who would like to be a part of the performance to come dressed as an angel, shepherd, or a wise man. If your wardrobe happens to be void of angel or wise-man attire you are also welcome to select your costume from items the group will have on hand. The story of the first Christmas will be narrated, and participants will act out the narration in an improvisational way – with no rehearsals.
Guided Hope is asking those in attendance, whether participating or just there to watch the performance and mingle with the animals, to bring canned food donations that will be given to Berthoud House of Neighborly Service and OUR Center.
After the performance attendees will get the chance to mingle with the stars of the show, the Guided Hope animal ambassadors.
The event is free for all ages but organizers request those wanting to attend to please get a ticket under the calendar section at guidedhope.org.
Throughout the year Guided Hope serves hundreds of people across northern Colorado and beyond. With programs that serve children, adults, and families experiencing grief, military service, adoption, medical hardships, and anyone who desires to strengthen and enrich their family, the ranch has something to offer everyone.
Guided Hope has been officially up and running since 2012 when founders Kaarin and Guy Scoma saw a dream to support individuals and families through unique encounters with animals and other activities on the ranch come to fruition.
For more information about programs and opportunities to volunteer, visit guidedhope.org.
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