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ADVENT ANGELS
A candlelighting collection for children
By: William Dohle
(Duration: 5 scenes, 5 minutes per scene; Speaking Cast: 2 females, 1 male, 2 either, 5-19 total cast)
The banter between these irrepressible angel characters will delight your congregation while highlighting the hope, faith, love and joy themes of Advent. Perfect for presentation by a children’s Sunday school class. 1. Hope … of a Savior—Gabby and Urie prepare to visit Zechariah, because “sometimes you speak best when you can’t speak at all,” 2...  read more
ADVENT ANTICIPATION
A collection of readers scripts for the Advent wreath
By: Linda S. Allen
(Duration: 4 scenes, 4-5 minutes per scene; Speaking Cast: 4 either, 4-18 total cast; 
     Flexibility: doubling possible, gender flexible)
These short dialogues have the lively conversational feel of a discussion between friends. All the banter, repartee and reflection centers around the traditional Advent themes of hope, peace, joy and love. The running commentary relates the coming of the Christ child to our contemporary lives. Selections are intentionally kept concise to allow for typically full...  read more
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
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
ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE STABLE
A set of Advent monologues
By: Carl Kelly
(Duration: 5 scenes, 5 minutes per scene; Speaking Cast: 1 female, 1 male, 2-5 total cast)
These monologues—vibrant musings of some of the first Christmas personages—fairly sing with energy. These characters don't preach—they show you, through well-crafted characterizations and superb writing, their unique experiences and feelings. Even the most experienced actors will find plenty of rich material here for highly entertaining performances. Five...  read more
 
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