Moscow Church Spreads True Reason for the Season

February 07, 2019 | Church | Natashia McVay

The city of Moscow, Idaho, has a yearly Christmas parade down Main Street to welcome in the Christmas season.

The parade has always been entirely populated with secular-themed holiday floats. That changed in 2018, and the Moscow Church was one of two Christ-centered floats. Many people attending and taking part in the parade came by and thanked the participants for doing a float that showed the Nativity scene.

As the float was driven down Main Street and entered the main square, the introduction to the float was read: “The purpose of our float, 'Living Nativity,' is to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, with emphasis on honoring family and friends.”

The float was custom built by members of the church, mostly with donated materials. The float was decorated as a living Nativity, complete with wooden stable and manger. It was lit with hundreds of twinkle lights and two large stars. On each side of the float was a handmade lit sign with the Moscow Church name, which was custom made by Moscow members.

Church members were dressed up in biblical-era costumes as the characters of the Nativity. The children were dressed as little farm animals and walked beside the float. Each child had a basket with candy canes attached to notes with the church’s information and the Christian story of the candy cane.

This fabulous demonstration of teamwork was a wonderful representation of how the Moscow Church works together to reach their community. All the participants enjoyed the opportunity to share Jesus with their local community.