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.
Willie and his friends are excited about the holiday season. But do they really know what Christmas is all about? With the help of a stranger they come to understand the real story behind the Babe in the manger.
Mr. Johnson helps the Director bring to life this year’s Christmas Pageant as he insists that the stable’s atmosphere wasn’t noiseless and calm.
A discouraged believer writes a letter to find encouragement and peace during the Christmas season in a crazy, mixed-up world.
The Davidson family has the perfect plan for winning the annual Christmas yard decorating contest: a live nativity scene, with themselves in the lead roles. It would all be working just beautifully…if only they could get their Jesus to look a little more real.
With all the time we exhaust getting Christmas presents maybe it’s time to find peace and get Christmas Presence.
Friends gather to gaze at the brilliant star, not realizing they’re completely missing the purpose of the star in the first place.
This Reader’s Theatre is a companion piece for The Call of Christmas program package, rounding out the series on Christmas morning. It can also be used as a stand-alone piece.
On a typical night while tending their sheep, two shepherds encounter heavenly hosts who share with them the biggest news the world would ever receive. Includes an mp3 file of the music used in the video version from The Call of Christmas series.
Joseph, who has found out Mary is pregnant, is visited by an Angel who commands him on what to do about it. Includes an mp3 file of the music used in the video version from The Call of Christmas series.
When Mary was visited by the angel she found herself in God’s favor and overcome with so many emotions. As she is called to provide, see how Mary responds to the words of the angel—words that changed everything. Part of the series, The Call of Christmas. Includes the mp3 file of the music used in the video version.
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.
Two vendors offer their very different versions of Christmas to hungry shoppers, but only one will truly fill the need the shoppers are looking for. This is a perfect script for a sermon intro.
While performing priestly duties at the temple, Zechariah is met by a heavenly stranger, who gives him news so unexpected God renders him utterly silent. Includes an mp3 of the music used in the video version.
The Call of Christmas series is more than just the story of Jesus’ arrival. Through the stories of Zechariah, Mary, Joseph, and the shepherds, we’re each given a call to prepare, a call to provide, a call to protect, and a call to praise. This series will help prepare your church for a celebration of the arrival of Jesus and can also be used as part of an Advent series.
“Return Policy” is a comedic script with an ideal message for holiday programs.
We celebrate the coming of Jesus at Christmas by reading about His birth in the New Testament. But do we ever think about Jesus being present in the Old Testament? This script is a fun way to recognize that Jesus was part of the plan all along…from the very beginning.
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!
Sara and Becca try to coordinate their holiday schedule when they realize they’re so busy doing Christmas events, they may actually be missing Christmas.
This Christmas poem calling on Christians to let peace begin with their hearts, is perfect for your Christmas Eve or candlelight service.
Want an engaging and memorable children’s Christmas play with lots and lots of adorable children without the hassle of rehearsing an engaging and memorable Christmas play with lots and lots of adorable children? Look no further! This script is designed to be a spontaneous Christmas pageant for any child in attendance who wants to participate! Attendees walk in the door, no children’s rehearsals needed, and get to choose which character in the Christmas story they want to play and go up on stage and help tell the story of the birth of Jesus! Further enrich your event with crafts and activities, costume making and reflection times! So, join in and Come to the Manger in an engaging and entertaining and easier way this Christmas!
It’s the day of the big announcement to Mary and some angels are anxiously awaiting Gabriel’s return to hear how it went.
Brother and sister, Richard and Carol, fight over the placement of a nativity set, when their friend Sandy arrives and reveals that we all have a tendency to celebrate Jesus only at Christmas.
Mabel may be the lead goose in this barn, but tonight her stable environment is shaking with the news that a new baby king may have to be born here. As she and her animal friends scramble to prepare the place, their efforts are sabotaged by a couple of the bullying King’s Horses - pretty ponies who will do anything to keep a new king from coming onto the scene. This script comes with promotional slides and bulletin artwork.
In the thick of the “Christmas Crazy”, a Dad discovers one of the most dangerous deceptions of the holiday—that it’s for those who are good. A monologue to open a service.
Ellen’s husband, Glen, throws out a radical Christmas idea that just about sends Ellen over the edge.
Olivia is disappointed with the synthetic Christmas trees at the tree lot, when she runs into a friend who seems to be having a synthetic Christmas.
Set in the future, a mom and dad confront their teen about using a word that is no longer allowed to say in public.
Marvin, who simply wants to read the famous Christmas story about Santa, is assaulted by family members who have their own ideas of what the night before Christmas should be like.
While wrapping a present, a woman (or man) explains why her focus and priorities have shifted a little this Christmas. A perfect script for sharing the hope we have in Jesus this Christmas. Includes a male and female version of the script.