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Heart of the Shepherd @ Shepherd’s Cross
December 12, 13, 14 & 19, 20, 21, 2019 Thursday, Friday & Saturday 10:00 am – 8:30 p.m.
The Living Nativity at Shepherd’s Cross is an indoor, heated walk through event. Come on out and join us in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ complete with farm animals and costumed characters inside an Amish built barn. Be prepared to enjoy the peaceful setting of an authentic working sheep farm adorned in white lights for the season. The Living Nativity will proceed even in the case of inclement weather.
As you open the barn door and step back in time you will experience spinning, weaving and wool working demonstrations. Enjoy complimentary apple cider & cookies as you listen to hourly performances of Dramatic Story Telling or Live Music. Story telling will include “The Inn Keeper’s Wife” the story of Christ’s birth from the perspective of the Innkeeper’s Wife’s, written & told by Frankie Campbell, and “Menagerie at the Manger” the story of Christmas from the view point of the animals at the manger, written & told by Linda Allen. We welcome many local talented musicians including violinist, flutist, guitarist, gospel musicians, and quartets. But there is always room for more. Contact us if you would like to perform.
Many will contemplate the original Christmas as they take a wagon ride in the sheep pasture, Journey with the Shepherds as they journeyed to see the Christ on that first hallowed night. Rides are available every hour ($6.50 per person, cancelled in inclement weather).
Children always enjoy our free Children’s Christmas activities including an audio-visual story, making a bird feeder, entering the coloring contest, visiting the Farm Museum, and Educational Silo.
Shepherd’s Shop will be open, featuring a host of Made in Oklahoma crafts & gifts. Over 50 artisans provide lovely unique hand-made Christmas gifts for sale. We also sale our 100% natural wool yarns and fibers processed here on the farm. We are Animal Welfare Approved. Our live stock on the farm are fresh grass fed, free range. Fresh lamb meat is available. We are a Fair Trade Shop that sells hand made products from missions, and returns 100% of the proceeds to those missions.
This is a great opportunity to start Holiday traditions such as a Picture in the manger with family & friends. Or Make a Christmas Nativity Ornament to take home ($5.00 each), Make an Evergreen Wreath to take home ($15 each). We also host a The Living Tree to provide gifts to the less fortunate. This is Heart of the Shepherd’s “Angel Tree.”
If your family would like to volunteer in the Living Nativity please contact us. Shifts are for two hours, throughout the day. Participants experience a memorable, peace filled, quality family time. Costumes are provided; pictures are made available after the event. Volunteers receive a Free Wagon ride & the opportunity to make an individual ornament & one wreath per group.
This is walnut & pecan harvest season on the farm. Farm fresh black walnuts & native pecans will be available. Enjoy pre-picked or buy whole and we will crack. Amish made fudge & nutty treats are available.
The event is donation based admission. All proceeds benefit missions. You may purchase Shepherd’s Special Bundle Deals as follows:
#1: Includes all donation based activities – suggested donation $5 per person
#2: Journey with the Shepherds - $6.50 per person – Includes all donation based activities plus a wagon ride
#3: Christmas Journey & Ornament - $ 9 per person – Includes all donation based activities, wagon ride & make a manger ornament
#4: Christmas Journey & Wreath - $ 20 per person – Includes all donation based activities, wagon ride & make a wreath
Buses or groups of 20 or more, please schedule in advance.
Shepherd’s Cross is an accredited Agritourism facility, Made in Oklahoma Company, and is Animal Welfare approved.
Event sponsored by Heart of the Shepherd – a Christian Public Non-profit organization (501-C3) that operates at Shepherd’s Cross To find out more information about this woolly event please visit our website: www.ShepherdsCross.com - go to Living Nativity at the bottom of the tool bar http://www.shepherdscross.com/livingnativity.html
Shepherd’s Cross Inc. & Heart of the Shepherd Inc. Dr. Diane Dickinson, owner & executive director
sheepfarm@ShepherdsCross.com 918-342-5911 16792 East 450 Road, Claremore, OK 74017