Item description for It's So Christmas-See!: A Collection of Resources for Thanksgiving and Christmas by Janet Burton, Robert V. Dodd & Donna J. Fetzer...
Overview This anthology provides a wide range of dramatic and worship material for seasonal celebrations. There are numerous Thanksgiving resources, including a children's Sunday school learning event, a children's message, a brief responsive reading, a one-act drama, and a sermon. For Christmas there are six plays of various lengths for a variety of ages and cast sizes, as well as a "hanging of the greens" worship program and an engaging story that can either be read to young children or performed as a play. * Come! See What God Has Done is designed to heighten children's awareness of God's many blessings. Six learning centers -- each featuring posters, projects, a guided experience, follow-up activities, and a closing prayer -- focus on such topics as families, nature, our religious heritage, and our bodies. Intended for kindergarten through sixth grade, this is an ideal activity for your church school and can be held during a single session. * What Are You Thankful For? is a one-act drama portraying two families as they gather for Thanksgiving dinner. It utilizes a cast of fourteen characters with a wide range of ages, and guides audiences from self-centered complaints to a positive attitude of thankfulness. * Thanksgiving for Our Day, a brief responsive reading, and Recalling Our Blessings, an interactive children's lesson, are perfect for use in ecumenical Thanksgiving worship services. * Is It Still Wonderful?, a sermon for Thanksgiving Day, reviews some common Thanksgiving clichi 1/2s and concludes that to demonstrate true thankfulness we need to become less jaded and rediscover a sense of awe and wonder. * Welcome the Spirit of Christmas enables the entire congregation to participate in adorning the sanctuary with holiday decorations for the Advent and Christmas seasons. This "hanging of the greens" worship program includes complete instructions plus many additional ideas, making it easy to adapt the material to individual circumstances. * The Christmas Stranger and The Christmas Stranger Returns are two full-length dramas depicting events in the lives of a typical American town's leading citizens. Each play features a multi-generational cast of around 20 characters and has a running time of approximately 60 minutes. In The Christmas Stranger, an amiable handyman brings joy and laughter to the home of a prominent businessman who is consumed by his work and hates Christmas. With the stranger's aid, the businessman's family tries to break th
Publishers Description This anthology provides a wide range of dramatic and worship material for seasonal celebrations. Thanksgiving resources include: Come, See What God Has Done, a Thanksgiving children's event featuring 6 learning centers designed for kindergarten through sixth grade; A One-Act Drama for Thanksgiving; Recalling Our Blessings, a responsive reading and interactive children's lesson; and Is It Still Wonderful?, a sermon for Thanksgiving Day. There are 5 plays of varying lengths, ages, and cast sizes for Christmas, as well as a hanging of the greens service, a children's story formatted both as a narrative that can be read and as a play. Copy privileges included.
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Studio: CSS Publishing Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.94" Width: 8.43" Height: 0.44" Weight: 1.09 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2007
Publisher CSS Publishing Company
ISBN 0788024612 ISBN13 9780788024610
Availability 88 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 20, 2016 08:48.
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More About Janet Burton, Robert V. Dodd & Donna J. Fetzer
Janet Burton is professor of medieval history at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Lampeter, Wales.
Janet Burton currently resides in Austin Austin. Janet Burton has an academic affiliation as follows - St David's University, Lampeter, University of Wales University of Wal.
Janet Burton has published or released items in the following series...