Invite the community into your church for a one-hour party aboard the Bethlehem Express, a place for fun, crafts, snacks, songs, and the real Christmas story.
This Christmas community outreach program begins at the train station (church entry?) where riders register and pick up their tickets. When the group is ready, the conductor blows his whistle, stamps the tickets, and leads his trainload to the first stop. All abooooard stop one!
Here the riders stop to hear beautiful Christmas carols sung by your church members. (10 minute stop possibly in a classroom) Visitors are given free Christmas carol books to join along and take home. All abooooard stop two!
CRAFTYTOWNHere each family makes its own Bethlehem Express craft. (25 minute stop in a classroom or meeting room) Then all abooooard to the third stop! (Craft refrigerator train magnet kits are available, but sold separately.)
This is where the riders enjoy a tasty treat of cookies and refreshments. (15 minute stop in the church kitchen area) All abooooard to the last stop!
Finally, the train pulls into the final stop (church sanctuary) where riders are seated to watch the showing of A Child Is Born, a three minute DVD (included) showing the real meaning of Christmas.
With this Christmas community outreach program kit, you get a complete how-to manual (on a reproducible CD), that includes wall signs, costume design ideas, ticket and name tag templates, reproducible carol songbooks, advertising suggestions, and detailed event instructions. PLUS, in addition to the kit, you receive a conductor's wooden train whistle and A Child Is Born DVD.