"An actor's day in Hollywood starts just like yours:
We get a sheet of paper with new words on it!

But often, we don't understand what those words mean... so we have coaches to help us.

Will you be my Hollywood coach today?"

So begins a fun adventure for kids into the best script of all:








Together, Frank and his young coaches explore some words he has to act this week, from the Gospels of Matthew and Mark: 

“Do you like riddles?  Well, here are two riddles that Jesus tells in the SERMON ON THE MOUNT...

"You are salt. Hmmm, what could that mean?... What do we put salt on?  Our books?  Our shoes?”

Amid squeals of laughter, and an ocean of hands of eager volunteers, Frank guides the kids through selected riddles and stories ...

“The great thing about Scripture is that there is always more to learn about what these words mean!”...

Finally, Frank gathers eager volunteers to act out a story from the GOSPEL OF MARK.

“God knows it’s hard for us to be salt and light sometimes... So there’s a story in Scripture about that, too!...

“It’s a story about a birthday party, and a king, and a queen!  Who wants to come to my birthday party?” 

Now even teachers join in the fun. 

“And she twirled once, and she twirled twice, and she twirled thrice!...” 

Amid the laughter, Frank concludes:

 “We are all actors, did you know that?  In the story God is writing, right now.  And Scripture tells us the part we’re called to play.  So let’s go play our part!"

Frank salts the kids with invisible salt, as they all stand and sing to their King, concluding:

                             “I'LL BE SALT FOR YOU,

                              NOT PEPPER---KACHOO!!”

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"Dear Mr. Runyeon:  I loved your show!  You were so FUNNY!  I think you had too much coffee." 

--David, Grade 3

"I thought it was good because he was hysterical.  Now I will try hard to be salt and light." --Josh, Grade 3

"It made me think about my family and God at the same time.  It made me want to read the Bible." 

--Laura, Grade 3

"Mr. Runyeon's performance was spectacular!  He acted like a real king.  It made me think how I can be light." 

--Carissa, Grade 3

"He had a good smile, a loud voice and must have had a good piano teacher because he is very, very good at the piano." 

--Eva Marie, Grade 4

"It was exciting when Mr. Runyeon did the king.  It made me think about the Bible, because it really helps me understand it more." 

--Ashley, Grade 3

"I thought Mr. Runyeon's performance was amazing.  It made me think about being salt, and how to be kind." 

--Denise, Grade 3

"Kids can get bored, but not with you. Your shows are fun.  Now I know not to be pepper." 

--Claudia, Grade 4

"He was awesome.  I don't think I heard him say ummm once." 

--Adriana, Grade 4

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