Our beloved Nativity event is back….including the live animals and the lights! We have a scavenger hunt for you to solve by finding all the clues hidden at the various live stations. Visit Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus at the manger (with the donkey, goats, and llama!), help the wisemen find their way, hear from the Angels who delivered the message that the Savior was born, and check in on the Shepherds and their live sheep! Then warm up in the PAC with cookies & our hot cocoa bar, while enjoying carols sung on the stage by musicians from our St. Charles community. St. Nick and some special guests will be handing out candy canes and we have another puzzle to solve in the PAC with a project created by our St. Charles school students.

So, mark your calendars for Sunday Dec 19th from 6-8pm – we can’t wait to see you!

Volunteer & Support Opportunities

This event warrants a large community effort! Please check out the details below to see where you might be able to lend a hand!


Not only do the live animals, characters and lights draw in a crowd, so do the treats! We need lots of help from your kitchens! We are aiming for at total of 1200 cookies to serve with our hot cocoa in the PAC! If you’re willing to bake (or provide) 2 dozen cookies to help support us, please sign up at the link below or simply contact Deme Crinion at 937-434-9272 or dcrinion@stcharles-kettering.org

Cookie Sign-up (CLICK HERE)


We are in need of actors for our live scenes! This year will be a little different than our traditional Live Nativity. Instead of having one scene on the plaza, we’re spreading out our scenes between the church and school (see the map above). Some stations will have live animals (main Nativity and the shepherds) and all actors will be part of a scavenger hunt that will take kids to your various stations looking for clues. So you will be talking and interacting with people. If you are in 6-12 grade, click the sign up link below to see all of our acting character roles!

Nativity Actor Sign-up (CLICK HERE)


We do have a few areas where we could use some additional help! We could use some skilled sewers on a sewing project, a set-up team for our PAC decorations on Saturday (12/18), a tear down team on Monday (12/20), and some additional volunteers to on the night of the event (Sunday 12/19). Please click the link below to see our full list of volunteer needs!

Volunteer Sign-up (CLICK HERE)


If you are a high school student, we would love to have your help! We need some volunteers to assist our actors and kids with the scavenger hunt during the event (Sunday 12/19) and could use extra hands on our tear down team on Monday (12/20). We’re happy to sign off on service hours for your time. Please click the link below to see our full list of volunteer needs!

High School Volunteer Sign-up (CLICK HERE)

Thank you in advance for your time and generosity in making this a wonderful event for our community this holiday season! We can’t wait to see you on Dec 19th!

Contact for this event is Deme Crinion at dcrinion@stcharles-kettering.org or 937-401-0021

*Please park in the Alter or St. Charles Staff lot for this event!