Warden Colleen Butterley, ODNW of St. Stephen's has circulated the following message around to hopefully encourage folks to return the Baby Jesus figure in their outdoor nativity scene.
Here is her message:
Baby Jesus has been stolen from the nativity display at St. Stephen the Martyr Anglican Church on Cameron Street in Burnaby near Lougheed Town Centre. The figure was last seen at least on Tuesday, Dec 22, but no one noticed it was gone until 6:30am on Sunday, Dec 27. The simply designed nativity is made from heavy plywood and consists of four pieces: a blue background, Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. It is currently lit up with outdoor lighting (now on display, without Jesus) right at the front of the church facing Cameron Street.
We had not put the display up for a few years as it was badly in need of a paint job. However, back in November a small team of enthusiastic parishioners safely got together to bring the worn pieces back to life and put up for the first week of Advent. If there was ever a year to bring hope to the community, it was this year. We received many happy comments from friends and neighbours about how nice it was to see the display up.
We are hoping that someone will return the missing baby Jesus to the church, so we can reconnect Jesus to his family, and He can continue to bring hope and joy to the community.
Phone number: 604.421.0472
Scene with Baby Jesus ...and without