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TitleAdvent Journey / Marketplace
Place nameMennonite Church
Date start15.12.2017 14:24 (338 Days Ago)
Date end17.12.2017 14:28 (336 Days Ago)




What better way to turn your hearts and thoughts to the real meaning of Christmas than visiting Listowel Mennonite Church for their performance of An Advent Journey-Marketplace. Visitors willmeet with first century middle Eastern culture, experience the first Christmas and reflect on their ownspiritual journeys –

Dec. 15, 16, 17, 2017


A feast for the senses, this indoor journey takes you to the time of Christ's birth. The church istransformed into the Bethlehem of times past. As you wander the streets, the greatest story ever toldgradually unfolds. Your centurion tour guide will accompany you as you hear the prophecy of Isaiah, witness Mary's encounter with the angel and hear the excitement of Mary, and her cousin Elizabeth,talking about their pregnancies. The Census taker is out and about counting each visitor for Caesar andwhen you arrive at the Inn, the Innkeeper invites you to partake of light refreshments and to receive asmall bag of 50 coins to barter at the shops in the Marketplace.The market is alive with all the senses present...vendors are selling their wares...pottery, baked goods,candies, fish weavings, spices and herbs. The scribe will write your name in Hebrew...The beggar sitsat the entrance to the market begging for “alms for the poor” and then is dragged away. Your centurionguide will direct you to the shepherds foretelling their amazing story. The pinnacle moment of the journey is the nativity scene... Joseph, Mary and the Baby.


An amazing band of over 125 volunteers from the area are making time, at such a busy time of year, tobring to the community the true meaning of Christmas. The carpenters are making over 800 draydels tosell in the Marketplace. The weavers are working diligently to have a good supply of fish weavings forpurchase. The bakers and candy makers will be using their skills to prepare Cleopatra Kisses, Heavenly Tea Cakes, Poor Lad's Loaf and Bedouin Bread.

Each guest is able to barter for samples to taste.

Over100 costumes are pressed and ready for this year's event!


Listowel Mennonite Church located at 465 Maitland Ave. South invites you to AN ADVENTJOURNEY, Marketplace.


ALL WELCOME – BRING A FRIEND(handicapped accessible

Friday, December 15, 2017 Tours begin at 7 pm – last tour 9 pm

Saturday, December 16, 2017 Tours begin at 7 pm – last tour 9 pm

Sunday, December 17, 2017 Tours begin at 2 pm – last tour 4:30 pm

Tours begin at 7 pm – last tour 9 pmC


ost: Donations Accepted

For more information please call Listowel Mennonite Church at 519-291-2350 or


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