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Congress to Get Free Tickets to See 'The Nativity'

Contact Dane Rose, National Clergy Council, 202-546-8329, ext 106.


WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 /Christian Newswire/ -- The National Clergy Council and its affiliate Faith and Action in the Nation’s Capital will hold a joint news conference tomorrow, Thursday, December 7, at 12:00 noon, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, to announce its third annual Congressional Christmas Outreach. A Nativity scene made of two-foot high figurines will be placed on the West Steps of the US Capitol as part of the event.


The program involves hand-delivery of a Christmas package to each of the 435 members of the House of Representatives and 100 US senators. This year’s package will include two free tickets to view the New Line Cinema motion picture The Nativity. The film is a dramatization of a two-year period of Mary and Joseph's life, which culminates in their leaving Nazareth and journeying 100 miles to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.


The Reverend Rob Schenck (pronounced “SHANK”), president of National Clergy Council said about the initiative, “Christmas is a unique time of the year when hearts and minds are open to the life-changing story of God’s gift of salvation. Members of Congress are no different from anyone else. Our prayer is for this Christmas outreach to focus the attention of our top lawmakers on what really matters, God’s great redemption plan.”


The public is encouraged to be part of the Christmas Congressional Outreach by making a contribution to Faith and Action equal to the cost of a Christmas package for their U.S. representative and two U.S. senators which is $75. Tax-deductibles contributions can be made online at www.faithandaction.org, by phone at 202-546-8329, extension 104 or by mail to Faith and Action, 109 2nd St., NE, Washington, DC 20002.