This month I wrote a program for a church Christmas dinner. Our theme was The Polar Express! I combined images and phrases from the book by Chris Van Allsburg and the movie staring Tom Hanks to share a Christmas message of faith in Jesus Christ.
Producing the program is simple. Here are the steps:
- Invite two readers to be the Conductor and Narrator. We used a married couple and it worked great! We did one practice read-through before the night of our event.
- Find someone to manage the PowerPoint presentation. Simple! My teenage daughter did this task for me.
- Download the Polar Express soundtrack and have someone cue up songs and play them throughout the narration. This can easily be done by creating a playlist. It takes a little bit of practice to fade songs in and out during the narration, but really, anyway you do it works great! The music provides a magical background to the readings.
- Ask one to three people to perform during the program. They can sing or dance!
-When Christmas Comes to Town (This is especially cute if children sing it. There are easy minus tracks available online.)
-Believe (We had small ballerinas dance while the soundtrack played.)
-End the program with any song about the Savior. A Christmas carol? A contemporary piece? Even singing Silent Night as a group would be meaningful.
The script is included in this link: Polar Express Program
Here is the PowerPoint: PolarExpress2019
Feel free to edit and rewrite the script or rearrange images to best fit your audience and needs.
Here are a few pics from our successful evening: