Nativities on display [with gallery]

Published 3:05 am Saturday, December 2, 2017

Saint Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first nativity scene in 1223 in an attempt to place the emphasis of Christmas upon the worship of Christ rather than upon secular materialism and gift giving. Francis created a live nativity scene in a cave, and featured humans and animals cast in the Biblical roles.

These nativities will be on display at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church during Sunday’s Andalusia Luncheon Pilot Club Tour of Homes.

St. Mary’s, located at 1307 E. Three Notch, will serve as the hospitality center. The event is set for 1:30 until 4:30 p.m.

Tickets are $10, and will be available at the church.

Featured homes include:

  • Dr. Rob and Michelle Garver, 1205 Youpon Drive
  • Richard and Deborah Holt, 400 Academy Drive
  • Jeremy Hunt and Teresa Hunt, 1407 East Three Notch Street
  • Dwayne and Rita Scroggins, 575 Plantation Drive (Ashley Pointe)