But First! Just time to get your Advent devotions for everyone from tots to wrinklies – my best-selling book is on sale right now (and don’t worry if you miss the 1st. God’s OK with catch-up.) Large format with all-age colouring, crafts, labyrinths (my personal favourite), daily reflections, Bible readings, prayers and music – there’s … More Names of Jesus Christingle / Bauble – plus video!
Free Books! Several folks have contacted me recently about using Walking to Bethlehem as their church’s Advent book, and asking if there are bulk packs available. Sadly, my publisher does not do discounted multi-packs, but I have a solution! I have five signed copies to give away to the first five people to contact me … More Advent Wreath Reflections + Free Books!
Not able to meet in our church buildings at the moment? No reason to miss out on the Advent Wreath – make your own! It’s a great way to mark to season, and you can use many of these as Advent Calendars as well. Here’s selection of ideas for making your own Advent Wreath with … More Advent Wreaths
Print and fold this amazing Advent calendar then flex to find each day’s reading. It’s a perfect for Messy Advent or as a giveaway for your youth and families ministry. For schools this makes a fun Christmas craft, with some mathemagic thrown in for good measure – what more could one want? So what is … More Flexagon Advent Calendar!
Need a new talk for Christingle? Yup, it’s hard to get something fresh each year, so here’s an idea for you. If we look at the word CHRISTINGLE, we see it spells Christ In GLE. Hmmn, so what’s a G-L-E? Good question. I came up with 29 different answers. You may have more. Here is … More Christ In GLE?
Yes, yes, I know. It’s only mid-October, but there are only 74 sleeps until the big day. Here is your festive round-up of resources for Advent and Christmas, perfect for your Messy Church, youth groups, crib service and school festivities. Christingle Christingle Bingle Oh yes! Bingo for your Christingle! Keep everyone engaged from tots to … More Christmas Round Up
God Is With Us – Everywhere! Hot off the press! A brand-new rhyming Nativity play suitable for Covid-safe performance, either in (distanced) person or on pre-recorded video. Free sample PDF of script below It’s snappy and sassy – modern with a meaningful message. Mary and Joseph have mobile phones, and the wise men are confused … More God Is With Us – Everywhere! A (Covid-safe) Nativity Play
OK, one final extra resource, in case of last-minute panics. This script was written for the yoof group at my church, and can be performed with puppets (so you don’t need to learn lines) or by people. Don Key, a chat-show host, interviews Wally Jumper, a shepherd, Dr Wiseman and Mary, (plus their animals) but … More Hope Is Coming
Not a promising sort of day. Cloudy, showery, and cool. Then the light broke through. Dark clouds ripped apart, silver swathe across the sea horizon, and our boat trip suddenly became much more enticing! That’s the thing about Light. It has immense power to overcome darkness. It is the light and energy of the Sun … More Love Breaks Through- Look, See, Pray
Festive fun, and the reason for the season.
Printable bingo cards and a talk using the Christingle to give a gentle gospel message. … More Christingle Bingle!