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Our Christmas Party Plan includes:
1) An interactive Bible story skit: Wise Men Seek Him
2) Bible Game: Follow That Star
3) Food Devotion: Baby in the Manger
4) Paper Ornament Craft: Eastern Star Chrismon Snowflake
Also see our "Meet
Me at the Manger" Party Event Planner
Bethlehem Drive is a fun and effective way to witness to your community during the Christmas season. Stations are set up to tell important parts of the Christmas story. Visitors drive through "Bethlehem," passing each station, and then arrive at the manger scene for the final destination. (After people have driven by the stations, you might invite them to park their cars, and then come inside your church to watch the movie "Jesus," and/or serve cider and cookies during a Christmas carol sing-along.)
Decide which "Bethlehem Stations" you will set up for cars to drive by and view, see stations below. Assign overseers to each station to recruit volunteers and gather costumes and props for their station. You will also need someone to plan and distribute the handouts for the event, as well as advertising prior to the event (local paper, radio, invitation flyers to send out to the church and community). Set up your Bethlehem Stations in such a way as to have a driveway for cars to enter your church parking lot, proceed pass each station, and then exit at another side of the property. Make sure the stations are setup far enough apart, with plenty of space between them, so cars don't get backed up. If you are using this function as a fundraiser, collect donations at the exit. Stations could extend into Jesus' ministry, along with the crucifixion and resurrection scene.
Continue on to get the Bethlehem
Begin by reading Scripture story of Shepherds found in Luke 2:8-20.
Storyteller: "Do you know what a legend is?"
"A legend is a story handed down through generations, it is believed to have a historical basis although their is no proof. (a myth)"
"Well, I have a legend to tell you. It is about a candy maker from Indiana who wanted to invent a candy that was a witness to Christ."
"Does anyone know what kind of candy that could be?"
(let children yell out and answer)
"Yes that is right a Candy Cane"
"Lets examine the candy cane and see how it is a witness to Christ. In Matthew 16:18, God says..."
Actor #1: (Appears on stage with a big rock, puts it down and says...)
"...On this rock I will build my church"
( Actor 1 steps to back of stage and stays there till the end.)
Storyteller: "The candy cane was made a hard candy because the church is built on a solid rock and God's promises are a firm foundation. The candy maker then made the candy in the form of a..."
Continue reading A Candy Cane @ Christmas Bible Skit
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