[Uucf-bible] Christmas around the UU world
Jayson and Erika Webb
enwebb at earthlink.net
Fri Dec 28 13:40:51 EST 2007
At my UCC congregation, one of my favorite parts of the Christmas Celebration was the Children's Pageant--Matt and Lucy's Versions Birth-- a pageant play from the folks who wrote "Living the Questions". This was the synopsis I found:
There are four "canonical" gospels in the Bible. While Matthew and Luke are the only gospels to tell the story of Jesus' birth, their stories are very different from one another.
Our play opens as Matt & Lucy volunteer to help with this year's Christmas pageant. Little do they know that the Director will give them each a different script and leave them to work out how to put on a play with conflicting story lines, characters, and settings.
As the play ends, the Director explains how having two stories gives us an appreciation of the diversity of ways early Christians expressed their understanding of who Jesus was."
It was terrific--the kids were great and the crowd was amazing. It was so wonderful to see all the kids involved in such a nice run down of the differences in the Christmas stories with a nice wrap at the end.
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