Friday, January 14, 2011
A church in northwest Kansas says it wants its baby Jesus statues returned, no questions asked.<!-- $cms.websiteSection.disableStory -->
Thieves took two baby Jesus figures from nativity scenes at the United Methodist Church in Quinter, along with a hand-painted portrait of Jesus.
Gove County Sheriff Allen Weber says the portrait, which hung in the church since the 1960s, was recently left in a car and returned to the church.
Neither of the missing statues has much monetary value. But they have sentimental value, particularly one made of wood that was hand-cut and hand-painted by church members. The other missing Jesus was taken from a ceramic Nativity scene inside the church.
Weber told The Hays Daily News that church leaders simply want the thieves to leave the items in a conspicuous place so they can be returned.<!-- $cms.websiteSection.disableStory --><!-- startclickprintexclude -->
Why is the nativity scene still up? It's January - Chirstmas is over! That being said, I hope they get their items returned!
don't you go to church to find Jesus? well i guess someone did.
They need the real Jesus!
Someone needs Jesus!
In other news, thieves stole tens of thousands of dollars of merchandise from Wichita-area stores today - biting into our economy. Business as usual. Why does a church get extra attention?