Unable to find a Christmas play for their congregation that would be appropriate for all age groups, three creative members of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ in Slatington, Pennsylvania, collaborated to create one of their own. They wrote a play that included humor and the Christmas miracle of family love. Easy to prepare and present, this short vignette about a Christmas tree and Christ's birth can be used and enjoyed by congregations of any size.
This play, cast in a nature setting, involves a family (two parents and three children), an angel, and eleven youth, each representing a different variety of tree. The presentation includes the singing of Christmas carols and the decorating of a Christmas tree.
Willard Rabert, the former pastor of Good Shepherd UCC, has written and performed many biblical monologues in costume. Wanda Reda is a preschool teacher and Sunday school teacher of many years experience, and Lisa Sensinger is a student whose interests include writing and reading.