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Christmas Program 2013: Part 1

Christmas is a busy time in kidmin.  I happen to be a Sunday school teacher, as well as a children's church leader (on rotation) and December is my month in GF Kids' Club, as we like to call it. We have our annual Family Event coming up on the 15th, we started this a few years ago in place of the traditional children's program.


Group came out with an awesome resource for this and we tried it.  It was a huge hit!  Only problem was, they only had the one set. The whole thing was a blast and the families loved it!  We had a family join just because of that program.  It gave them insight to our church and our love for each other. :)  I'd call that a success.

We used this in 2010 and 2012.  For 2011 we sort of did our own thing and it was okay, but it's a blur for me because I was sick and missed it. :(

We were so excited to discover that Group had a new theme this year!

Bethlehem Bound

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The thing that is so great about this program is that you divide the participants into four groups, each group learns a song and motions (minimal) and makes their own prop/costume then everyone gathers together to put it all together into one play.  Then you have a "Cast Party" afterwards.  It is so much fun!
You'll need a couple of people to be the actors that tie the story together.  We keep it so simple by having the script on the monitor so they don't have to memorize it; just be familiar with it.  Our worship leader and student minister do this part every year.  I'm so thankful for them! They are great!

I have a loooooong list of things to gather for this event, but truly they are items we already have around the church (or in my trailer - a post for another day).


My 3-page List!

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