Either of the two dramas in this book are suitable for use as a Sunday church school Christmas program, a special Christmas season worship service (hymns may be added), or a program for a youth group or other church organization during the Advent or Christmas season. Either can be produced with simple props, and parts can either be read or recited from memory.The Tinsel Time Machine is a charming Christmas fantasy in the style of H.G. Wells.
An unlikely contraption proves capable of transporting members of a disillusioned Midwestern family to other times and places at the Christmas season.Rag Doll Number Thirty-Seven tells the story of an aging couple who create and give away a homemade gift of love each Christmas season -- a rag doll, intended for someone in special need.Edward S. Long is pastor of First United Church of Christ, Hamilton, Ohio. A graduate of Elmhurst (Illinois) College and Eden Theological Seminary, he has earned a Doctor of Ministry from the latter institution.
He has served as a counselor for Pastoral Counseling Service, Hamilton, Ohio- trustee for United Campus Ministry, Miami University (Ohio)- and president of the Hamilton-Fairfield Ministerial Association.