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COMMUNITY CLUB – written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: giving, serving
SCRIPTURE: Deut.16:17, 2 Cor.9:7, Gal.5:13,
Style: drama/conversation: a WOMAN shows a friend
. around her health spa with great pride,
. but doesn’t share the same enthusiasm about
. giving the same considerations to
. her church
Cast: WOMAN 1, WOMAN 2
Set & Props: sweat suits, sports bags, car keys,
. Dixie cup, trash bin
(Entering at one side of the stage, WOMAN 1 stops to put
her keys into her sports bag as she talks to WOMAN 2.)
W 1 What’s wrong with our church? It’s like they’re
. always in need of money.
W 2 Don’t you tithe?
W 1 Well truthfully, it seems like we’re always
. coming up short, ourselves, you know?
. And the Bible says, “God wants us to give with joy
. or not at all-“ or something like that.
. Whatever, the Bible also tells us not to worry
. about anything – so I’m not! And get this,
. the youth program that the kids are in,
. the leaders are hoping that the parents
. will get involved and help out. I mean,
. how much should they really be expecting from us?
. You’d think that bringing snacks every so often
. would be enough. And if it’s not
. the children’s programs, then the church
. asks for help in other areas.
W 2 But if everyone would do a little – then –
W 1 I have enough to do at work, and home – I mean –
. I’m really busy.
W 2 Yeah, most of us are.
(WOMAN 1 nods her head for WOMAN 2 to follow her. 2
As they walk across the stage, WOMAN 1 motions
at various “things” which are left to the
W 1 Okay, so you are going to love this.
. When you buy a membership at this health spa,
. you get a lot of perks, like - being able
. to bring in up to 2 guests per year.
. If you bring any more than that,
. you can buy a day-pass for those guests.
. But each guest can only come twice.
. Then the guest is expected to buy a membership.
W 2 Can’t I just buy a day-pass for myself,
. whenever I want a workout or something?
W 1 It’s a minimum commitment of one year
. with consistent monthly payments.
W 2 What if I am suddenly unable to use
. the facilities.
W 1 Well, you still pay. They have to continue
. operating and maintaining this marvelous building.
. Right? If you want the luxury of the building
. to be here for you, you have to chip in.
. It’s only fair when you think about it.
(WOMAN 2 motions to a new location.)
W 2 Spa treatments come with the package?
W 1 Oh no! That’s extra – but totally worth it.
. (points to congregation) Over there are some
. club rooms which you can sign out
. if you ever want a really nice place
. to hold a party or family gathering.
W 2 That’s included with membership fees?
W 1 That would be extra, of course. But
. only members can have the privilege
. of renting out these rooms.
W 2 Do these rooms come with kitchen facilities?
W 1 They do, but you are responsible for 3
. bringing in your own food. They have
. a few catering companies that they can suggest
. if you don’t want to be doing your own food-prep.
. As well, you’re in charge of making sure
. you leave the room as you found it.
. Clean – in other words.
(WOMAN 2 points off in another direction.)
W 2 The hot tubs are through there?
W 1 (nodding) And - saunas, pool and showers.
. They provide towels, but they ask that
. you place all used towels into the hampers.
. Common courtesies! As well, in the workout room –
. which I’ll show you right now - always wipe up
. after yourself. Right this way.
(WOMAN 1 leads WOMAN 2 to the other side of the stage.
WOMAN 1 stops to pick up a Dixie cup that is lying on
the floor and puts it into a nearby trash bin.)
W 1 As you can see, this facility has a wonderful
. community spirit to it. We all take such pride
. in making sure it’s a haven for people to come
. and enjoy themselves. I mean, not all the people
. are totally friendly, but we all try to make sure
. that we are respectful of everyone around.
. We all just work hard and realize that everyone
. who comes through these doors should have
. the best experience possible.
(WOMAN 1 and WOMAN 2 exit.)