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CHURCH ANNIVERSARY – written by Tanis Harms
SCRIPTURE: 1Cor.1:2-9; 2Cor.1:3-4; Gal.1:3-4;
. Phil.1:2-6; Col.1:3-6; 1Thess.1:2-6;
. 2Thess.1:3-4; Heb.1:1-2
Style: drama/conversation: kids talk about
. why it is important to celebrate
. a church’s anniversary
Cast: KIDS 1-3, TEENS 1-4
. NOTE: If you have more or less actors,
. you can split or combine the lines
. as it makes sense
Set & Props: could be carrying Bibles
(KIDS and TEENS enter.)
TEEN 1 Anniversary Sunday! I love it.
KID 1 What does – ann-ah – anni– serve-
KID 2 What does “anniversary” mean?
TEEN 1 Lots of food – usually.
TEEN 2 No! I mean, yes, there is that.
. But it’s so much more.
KID 3 What do you mean? I mean – what is it?
TEEN 3 It’s kind of like a birthday.
. Our church is now xxx years old this week.
KID 3 Wow!
KID 2 So... if it is a birthday, why call it
. an anniversary?
TEEN 2 Huh, good question.
TEEN 1 Yeah, especially because birthdays
. ALSO come with food.
TEEN 3 Can you get your mind off of food, 2
. for just a second?
TEEN 1 I can’t help it. I’m really hungry
. right now.
(KIDS all stand droopy, looking at TEEN 1, like
they are now hungry too. TEEN 4 waves a hand in front
of their faces to get their attentions back again.)
TEEN 4 Hey! You all just need to hang in there
. for a little while longer.
(KIDS do not move but keep staring at TEEN 1, until
TEEN 2 asks a funny question.)
TEEN 2 But - isn’t it actually more like
. an anniversary?
(EVERYONE swings their attention over to TEEN 2.)
TEEN 3 Huh!
TEEN 4 Brilliant!
TEEN 1 Ahhh...
KID 1 I still do not know what that means.
TEEN 1 I’m kind of with you, kid! Maybe
. I’m just too hungry to think straight.
(TEEN 2 tries to clarify.)
TEEN 2 I mean, like an anniversary that parents
. celebrate for being married. You know?
TEEN 3 I see what you’re saying.
TEEN 1 I’m still too hungry.
(ALL glance at TEEN 1. TEEN 4 gets attention again.)
TEEN 4 Well, even the greatest marriages
. have difficulties. BUT because of the love
. that husbands and wives have –
. they want to celebrate that.
TEEN 2 Right! Only with a church – you have
. way more than just two people
. in the relationship.
TEEN 3 And the love that we all share, is God’s love,
. which is able to get all of us through
. the good times and the difficult times.
KID 2 But, most of us are NOT related.
TEEN 2 As Christians, we are all related.
TEEN 3 Yeah, we’re all brothers and sisters
. because we are all God’s children.
TEEN 4 And someday, the Church will be married
. to Christ- when He comes down to get us-
TEEN 3 Whoa! Now you’re getting into some
. super deep stuff here.
TEEN 2 Even I’m too hungry to wrap my brain
. around that.
KID 1 But I THINK you answered our question.
KID 3 So basically, we are celebrating the fact
. that we keep hanging in there – working on
. our relationships with God and each other.
KID 2 That makes sense! (to TEENS) Hey, thanks
. for taking the time to talk with us.
KID 3 And now that we understand, let’s go
TEEN 1 With food!... (admitting) – and other stuff!
. I’m just saying.
(TEEN 1 talks as they exit.)