A Christmas Play: The town of Bethlehem is on the verge of a world changing event, the birth of our Savior. A young couple expecting a baby has traveled to Bethlehem to be counted as part of the Roman census. Mary’s baby is about to be born and Joseph looks for a place for them to stay. The audience will get to experience the events of the night through the reporting of the Nazareth Evening news. In addition, field reporters will bring breaking news updates, interview eyewitnesses who saw the choir of angels, and report on the census “debacle.” Shepherds, Wisemen, and even Mary and Joseph are interviewed by eager reporters excited to get the story out. This version of the nativity story creatively and humorously mixes biblical truths with present day elements and jargon.
A time of worship through scripture celebrating the mystery of the Advent of Christ the Lord.
A time of worship at Advent through remembering the Incarnation, the story of Mary’s birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.
The innkeeper’s wife is excited to discover that God may be making a visit to Earth. But she gets so caught up in preparing for Him that she almost misses the event.
The kids at Camp Sonrise are taking an evening hike, but are finding it hard to find their way in the dark. This is a fun telling of the birth of Christ and how Jesus came to be our light in the dark!
As a group debate over who gets to wear the red nose this year, Charlotte and Rose discuss the stories told at Christmas, but only one holds true the older we get.
It’s late at night in the barn and the animals are all excited! A baby was born and they were there to greet the newborn King. This script is perfect for your Christmas Eve service or for a Children’s Sermon.
The blessing of Christmas is that God put a baby in a manger. But the greater blessing is that the baby didn’t stay there. Jesus is Emmanuel. God with us. And it’s because the baby grew up and lived out God’s rescue plan, it’s because the manger is empty that we are able to have God with us event today!
A responsive scripture reading about the birth of Jesus, the circumstances of the world that He was born into and how His story continues to affect our story.
Do we get so caught up in worldly tasks that we almost miss the birth of Jesus? What are we really looking for at Christmas?
Do we get so caught up in finding just the right gift at Christmas that we miss the greatest gift of all? A child who gets to select a favorite gift at Christmas points us to the best gift of all.