Every year, Killearn UMC is transformed into the little town of Bethlehem, complete with Roman soldiers, the Annunciation, Shepherds tending (live sheep), Angels, King Herod's Court, Mary and Joseph at the Inn, Tax Collectors, Fishermen, Wise Men, the Nativity and the Empty Cross of the Risen Christ. Sojourners are invited to "follow the star" leading them to the gates of Bethlehem. Upon entering, they are transported back over two-thousand years to experience the sights and sounds of Jesus' birthplace. The 32nd Annual Living Christmas Story takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 7, 8 and 9, at 6:30 PM each evening. Killearn UMC is located at 2800 Shamrock Street, South, in Killearn Estates. Everyone is invited to this FREE community event. One may drive through in their vehicle or park locally and walk to the hayride waiting area. It is recommended to arrive early and expect a long line... but the experience is truly worth the wait.