Speaking of Christmas: Plays for Readers' Theater

Speaking of Christmas: Plays for Readers' Theater

by Matthew Powell O.P


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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.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780788023330
Publisher: CSS Publishing
Publication date: 05/20/2009
Pages: 124
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents

A Thousand Years Of Christmas Plays7
What Is Readers' Theater?11
About The Plays In This Volume13
The Plays
A Discussion Among Angels15
A Pilgrimage To Bethlehem23
Two Babes In The Manger41
The Tree That Didn't Get Trimmed45
Willibald Krautman's Trip To Heaven55
Two Christmas Dinners65
Why The Evergreen Trees Never Lose Their Leaves73
Million Dollar Christmas77
The Burglar's Christmas89
Christmas Every Day101
Hoodoo McFiggin's Christmas111
Home For The Holidays115
AppendixAdditional Sources For Christmas Readers' Theater Scripts121

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