Introducing this “Nativity Story with a Modern Twist,” author Joy Kingsbury-Aitken writes – “Each year churches use nativity plays to involve their children in the telling of the story of the first Christmas. Finding creative new ways of doing this is often challenging. This version locates the story in our time and our place and in our summer.”
A 5-page pdf can be downloaded here.
In 2011, Joy Kingsbury-Aitken wrote the service-length drama, “A Birth in Bethlehem – A Nativity Play,” with church youth groups in mind, and including congregational singing of hymns and carols between scenes. You can obtain a pdf of this 25-page drama here.
But wait – there’s more, from Rev Silvia Purdie, Minister at Cashmere Presbyterian Church, Christchurch –http://www.conversations.net.nz/ (24 Nov 2017) –
For the Cashmere congregation this year we have prepared a simple photocopied booklet of Christmas readings, including a daily reading guide (with help from Catholic.com). It is not my own work but you’re welcome to view it HERE. It includes a couple of lovely poems from Madeline L’Engle’s fabulous ‘Winter Song’ book, as well as a couple of our very special Kiwi authors, Shirley Murray and Joy Cowley.
The light of the Christmas star to you
the warmth of home and hearth to you
the cheer and good will of friends to you
the love of the Son and God’s peace to you
Rosalie Sugrue is a prolific producer of resources for small groups, children, worship services, women’s fellowships, and the like, and just recently sent us a list of some of the results of her labours, together with an invitation to contact her if you have a need for resources such as devotions, prayers, games, skits or Bible puzzles. In the meantime, here is her list of Resource Leaflets and Scripts already available from various sources, at very reasonable cost.