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ADVENT ATTITUDES
Scenes for Advent wreath candlelighting
By: Mary Kaye Boyle
(Duration: 4 scenes, 3-5 minutes per scene; Speaking Cast: 2 females, 3 males, 8 either, 13-23 total cast; 
     Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible)
The humor of blending biblical stories with today's language, idiosyncrasies and gadgets —think Hebrew homework and s'mores around the shepherds' campfire—bridge the 2,000 years since Jesus' birth in these sketches. The New Testament characters share our human weaknesses: too blind to see, too lazy to listen, too greedy to be kind, too overwhelmed to care...  read more
THE ADVENT BANNER
A visual portrayal and liturgy for Advent
By: Gordon C. Bennett, Sharonn Davis Halderman
(Duration: 5-15 minutes)
Banner Kit Includes Liturgy. A visual portrayal and liturgy of Advent. This banner program provides a seven-part sequence presentation for the four Sundays of Advent, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Epiphany Sunday. Use as a brief supplement to your planned worship services. A graphic symbol representing an event is added to the banner each week while a...  read more
ADVENT CANDLELIGHTING
Four scenes involving worshippers of all ages
By: Susan Pargman
(Duration: 4 scenes, 2-3 minutes per scene; Speaking Cast: 6 females, 4 males, 10-18 total cast)
Advent will take on new meaning when representatives from many walks of life participate in the candlelighting: seniors, young marrieds, singles and children. Scenes combine Scripture with present-day observations. Included are: 1. Expectation—Senior citizens reflect on prophecy, 2. Trusting God—A young couple recognizes Joseph's...  read more
ADVENT FOR ALL AGES
A collection of candlelighting scenes
By: Robert A. Allen
(Duration: 4 scenes, 5 minutes per scene; Speaking Cast: 3 females, 2 males, 5-16 total cast; 
     Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible)
There’s something for everyone in this Advent collection that accommodates children, seniors, and those in between. This intergenerational approach will make Advent relatable to every season of life. The titles included and their themes are: 1. God Gave a Baby – The Committee to Advise God on What This World Needs Now (played by senior citizens) is bent...  read more
ADVENT NOW AND THEN
A candlelighting collection
By: Linda S. Allen
(Duration: 4 scenes, 5 minutes per scene; Speaking Cast: 3 females, 4 males, 7-20 total cast; 
     Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible)
These conversational Advent candlelighting scripts bridge the past with the present as they volley from biblical times to contemporary people and scenarios relatable to all. Included are: 1. Do We Hope on Horses?—A modern family’s bantering about Christmas expectations segues into the shepherds’ hope for the Messiah. 2. Peace within the...  read more
ADVENT OUT LOUD
A series for candlelighting
By: Linda S. Allen
(Duration: 4 scenes, 5 minutes per scene; Speaking Cast: 2 females, 3 males, 1 either, 6-21 total cast)
Did I say that out loud? Yes! These sketches for the Advent wreath feature vocalized thoughts pointing to the challenge of living a life of hope, peace, joy and love in a confused and conflicted modern society. Included are: 1. Hope in the Pew – Everyman’s Christmas to-do list seems overwhelming and hope seems elusive, but we can hope on that which never...  read more
ADVENTUALLY
A reader’s drama for Advent
By: Loretta Ross-Gotta
(Duration: 30 minutes; Speaking Cast: 6 either, 6 total cast; 
     Flexibility: gender flexible)
This script was written on commission for a group of five churches. It is an easy-to-stage readers’ drama that creatively explores “waiting” using subjects from Bible stories to pop culture. Jesus’ birth was long-expected, and we still mark time today. The author gently skewers our revved-up American lifestyle. (OK, so we don’t always wait well.) Poetry, prose...  read more
ALICE IN BETHLEHEM
A Christmas fantasy for the children's choir
By: Bryan Caron
(Duration: 30 minutes; Speaking Cast: 4 females, 4 males, 8 either, 16 total cast; 
     Flexibility: 1-30 extras, gender flexible)
Lewis Carroll meets Christmas carol in this showcase for your children’s choir. It features a wonderful contrast of whimsical stage action with beloved Christmas songs that support the plot. You’ll recognize several of the wonderfully quirky characters from the classic story of Alice in Wonderland. In this new twist, Alice is obsessed with presents! Her...  read more
 
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