Sonya VanderVeen Feddema

Freelance writer Sonya VanderVeen Feddema (sonyavf55@hotmail.com) is a member of Covenant Christian Reformed Church, St. Catharines, Ontario. This drama was written after she visited refugee camps in Uganda and Kenya in March 2007 as a member of the Christian Reformed Church World Relief Committee’s refugee learning tour.

Articles by this author:

  • God is Making Everything New!

    Props: two podiums, a large piece of black fabric; a large, sturdy easel; a large canvas with a rainbow penciled so lightly on it that it isn’t visible to the audience; violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red paint; seven paint brushes; a large dropcloth; a small table; a chair; a cot; two violet shawls; indigo fabric the size of a small tablecloth; a small blue vase; two green baskets with handles; enough bookmarks for each person present [bookmarks are made of spring-green paper with “God is making everything new!” printed on them]; a large,

  • What Name Is Given in Bethlehem?

    A Christmas Drama

    Participants

    • Two Readers
    • Six Choral Readers (three “First Choral Readers” and three “Second Choral Readers”)
    • Soloist
    • Four Umbrella People
    • Mary
    • Seeker
    • Accuser
    • Sick woman

    Props

    • Five umbrellas:
      • red—the blood of Christ (salvation)
      • green—green pastures (protection)
  • This Way to the Banquet

    A Reader's Theater

    This readers’ theater was originally written and performed for a women’s Bible study event several years ago. It was also used in a worship service with members of our church’s Friendship program, a ministry for people with cognitive impairments
    (see www.friendship.org).

    Scripture passages used include Revelation 19:9; Luke 14:16-23; Luke 15:22-23; John 4:1-26; Luke 19:1-10; Luke 23:42-43.

  • Remember the Former Things; Anticipate the Future

    Ascension Day Litany

    Reader 1: Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. (Isa. 46:9)

    Reader 2: I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. (Isa. 46:10a)

    Reader 1: We remember Christmas—the former time when Jesus, the Son of God, was born in human flesh, emptied of his glory.

  • A Global God, a Global Task

    Pentecost Litany

    “A Global God, a Global Task” is the theme Christian Reformed World Missions has chosen for celebrating the Holy Spirit and Missions for Pentecost Sunday 2008. See the “Series for the Season” article by Gary Brouwers (p. 4) for a Pentecost Sunday service outline. —JH

    Reader 1: In the beginning was God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • God's Eye Is on the Refugee

    A Simple Drama, a Powerful Message

    God sees the plight of refugees. He hates the injustice that leads to their displacement from home and country. The church, called to emulate God’s character, must also care about the hardships of refugees. One way to do so is to incorporate into a worship service a celebration of God’s just character and a call to care for refugees by performing this drama.