Synopses & Reviews
So you've just been asked to put together your church's Christmas pageant -- are you feeling overwhelmed yet? Don't worry ... let Doris Wells Miller show you how this ministry can be an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for all concerned. In addition to seven delightful programs designed for children of preschool age through sixth grade, this book provides comprehensive, easy-to-follow guidelines that walk you through the entire process of planning, rehearsing, and presenting your holiday production. There's even a step-by-step worksheet to help you keep organized and stay on top of all the details. Each complete script comes with a synopsis and stage directions, as well as an attractive cover that can be reproduced for your program. You'll find material suitable for congregations of any size; most require no more than a dozen participants. And props, sets, and costumes are kept simple for maximum flexibility. With these practical resources, your children's Christmas program this year is bound to be successful -- Seven Advent Programs For Children has all the help you need in one convenient volume. Copying privileges are included.Doris Wells Miller has been a church secretary, taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School, and served in many leadership roles in her congregation. Now retired, she is an active member of Cambridge Drive Baptist Church in Goleta, California.CSS Pub
If you want to celebrate the birth of the Savior by participating in a Christmas play but have a limited budget and want to avoid long rehearsals, you'll want to have this fascinating collection of 12 short plays in readers' theater format. Whether you're a novice or have plenty of experience, you'll find these scripts, varying from humorous to deeply religious and ranging from 5-20 minutes in length, to be easy to stage yet packed with meaning. Suitable for worship services, prayer groups, religious education classes, retreats, or for entertainment at parish social functions, these flexible dramas can be staged in a sanctuary, classroom, lounge, or any large space, and require no scenery, costumes, or special lighting. Brief background essays on the Christmas play and on readers' theater are also included, along with a list of other helpful resources.