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St. John Youth & Families Ministry

Faith Formation for Youth & Families

Christmas Program Details

Welcome!

We are excited to work with you to create the first ever 

Sunday School Online Christmas Program.

All of the information you need is on this page. 

If you have any questions, email Dawn MacGregor at dawnmacgregor@stjohnjoliet.org.

 

Remember that we are telling the story of God's Greatest Gift, Jesus.  We want you to have fun and enjoy creating your videos.  Perfection is not required!! As long as we can hear and see you, it's a keeper!

Schedule - Everyone

Monday, November 30 - Receive parts & information

Tuesday, December 1 - Sunday, December 13 - Video recording

ZOOM GROUPS ONLY​​

Tuesday., December 1st - Sunday December 7th - on your own: go over lines, gather costume & props 

Monday, December 8th - Sunday December 13th - Zoom:  scheduled recording sessions with Dawn

​Sunday, December 13th​ - All videos are due

Monday, December 14 - Wednesday, December 16 - Editing

Sunday, December 20th - Facebook Watch Party at 7pm

 

Schedule - Recording Sessions

Family Home Videos

Families will record between December 1st - 13th on their own.​  Look at the Video Recording & Tech Tips before you start.  Please email your finished video on or before December 13th to dawnmacgregor@stjohnjoliet.org.

Everyone Else Records on Zoom

Parents received role information, script and Doodle Zoom scheduling invitation on Nov. 30th.  We will rehearse & record in one 90 min. Zoom Session.  Thanks for your flexibility as we work in this new medium!

Please use this checklist before logging on to the Zoom Session:

  • Test Device camera and mic

  • Install Zoom app on device through your app store

  • Device is plugged in

  • Device on a stable, flat surface and not hand held

  • Child/ren has used bathroom, had a snack and drink

  • Child/ren is in costume

  • Child/ren is in a quiet space with good lighting.  Do not sit in front of a window or fireplace.

  • Child/ren is seated comfortably

  • Child/ren has script

  • All props within arms reach 

Cast Members & Scenes

2 Narrators - All Scenes

Gabriel, Mary, Joseph - Scene 1, Scene 3

Mary, Joseph, Donkey - Scene 2

Stars, Magi - Scene 5

Zoom Recording Date & Time 

TBD

TBD

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TBD 

 

Cast & Costumes

Please email dawnmacgregor@stjohnjoliet.org if you need help with your costuming.  We have a lot of people who can help with ideas and suggestions.  Keep in mind we really want you to use what you have on hand at home.  There is no need to purchase anything in person or online.

Script

Click below to view the entire production script or individual scenes.

 

Virtual Worship is Here

Facebook Watch Party Sundays at 10:00am

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