Today is Thursday, August 17, 2017

Reservations now accepted for In Bethlehem Inn at Silver Springs Baptist

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Once again, Silver Springs Baptist Church, Lebanon Road at Benders Ferry, Mt. Juliet will portray what it may have been like to be a guest in Bethlehem when Jesus was born through the dramatic presentation, “In Bethlehem Inn.” 

This year’s edition is the 15th year of production with each year adding something new to the presentation.

Performances will be on Dec. 2-5. Performance times are 6:30 p.m. each evening with a Saturday matinee at 4:30 p.m.

The total production includes more than 40 characters that have been working for months on the production. “In Bethlehem Inn,” written by John Carter and produced by special arrangement with Contemporary Drama Service, is locally directed by Cathy Postell.

Those in attendance at “In Bethlehem Inn” actually become a part of the cast as the drama literally takes place all around them. A first century-type meal is also enjoyed during the 1-1/2 hour performance.  On the way to the inn, you will stroll through the Jerusalem marketplace and encounter many actors portraying town’s people. A trip to the stable, which features live animals, to view the Christ child is the highlight of the evening.

Although there is no admission charge for “In Bethlehem Inn,” reservations are a must.  Reservations can be made this year by calling the 24-hour reservation/ information line at 641-0280 or by emailing Those wanting to find out more information can also visit the church’s website at

Those wanting to bring canned goods for the Mt. Juliet Help Center are welcome to do so. 

The building is handicap accessible. A nursery is provided for children from birth to three. Guests will need to indicate their need of childcare when making reservations. 

Pastor Russ Stephens said he invites all to come and experience “In Bethlehem Inn.”

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