Originally Posted by Chelsealacrosse
HELP! I am in charge of our ward's Relief Society Christmas program...and I need help! Out theme is: "O Holy Night" and they would like us to do a program with including the narrative from Luke. Any ideas or past program experience that either you did or were guests to would be welcomed and very appreciated!
We usually have an adult Christmas dinner--men invited (you can draw from the High Priest's and Elders Quorum's budgets). Women in the ward volunteer to each decorate a table (seats 6-8). We bring our own linens, dishes, center pieces, etc. Then we take everything home to wash. Every table is different and quite lovely. (The challenge is to keep it from getting competitive--RS women tend to get a little crazed.
Then we have some type of program. You could do a reading from Luke with some musical numbers. I remember a presentation one year from the Primary in Sac. Mtg. where the children sang Christmas songs and an adult (pick someone with a good voice) read passages from the Bible that were the words of Christ himself
. (BoM, 3 Ne. could be used also.) It was very effective. Instead of the children, you could have the entire RS sing or arrange a smaller group, or whatever.
Another year we invited the local high school choral group to come and sing and we donated $ to the school in exchange.
For those of you who miss this type of thing in your ward, volunteer to organize it.