This 25-minute Christmas Nativity pageant tells the story of Jesus Christ from creation to present day. The birth of Christ is seen as an event with a much wider scope than an incident that occurred long ago in Bethlehem. This drama is unique in highlighting Jesus' birth as part of the greater picture of God's activity throughout history: in creation, in the words of the prophets, in the cross, in the resurrection, and in our world today. The Word Became Flesh
provides drama that is biblically sound, educational, and thought-provoking. Shirley M. Wickland
is an instructor in computer-aided design and materials science for the Trade and Technical Department of Moraine Park Technical College, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. She is an honors graduate from Milwaukee School of Engineering with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Her various professions have included lab technician in a hospital, instructor of Adult Education for Hawkeye Institute of Technology, and Development Engineer and Design Engineer for John Deere Company. Wickland is a certified lay speaker for the United Methodist Church, Chairperson of the Wisconsin Conference Board of Church and Society, a Certified Instructor of Disciple Bible Study, a Member of Adoptive Families of America, and a Sunday school teacher of many years.