So you've just been asked to put together your church's Christmas pageant -- are you feeling overwhelmed yet? Don't worry... Six Advent Plays For Children provides you with all the tools you need to make this ministry an enjoyable and fulfilling experience for everyone. In addition to six delightful programs designed for children of preschool age through sixth grade (including a synopsis and stage directions), this book provides comprehensive, easy-to-follow guidelines that walk you through the entire process of planning, rehearsing, and presenting your holiday production. There's even a step-by-step worksheet to keep you organized and on top of all the details. The material is suitable for congregations of any size: props, sets, and costumes are kept simple for maximum flexibility, and most of the programs require no more than a dozen participants. With all these practical resources, your children's Christmas program this year is bound to be successful -- Six Advent Plays For Children has all the help you need in one convenient volume. Copying privileges are included. Doris Wells Miller has a passion for helping children understand the Christmas story. She has not only written these plays simply and with feeling, but she has also staged them in her own church. Those who have little experience in staging plays with small children will find the directorial guidance in this book very helpful. Howard Moody Minister Emeritus, Judson Memorial Church New York, New York Doris Wells Miller has been a church secretary, taught Sunday school and Vacation Bible School, and served in many leadership roles in her congregation. She is also the author of Seven Advent Programs For Children. Miller is an active member of Cambridge Drive Baptist Church in Goleta, California.