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!
Panicking about the Crib Service? Got nothing for your All-Age? Mind gone blank for Collective Worship? Stress thou not! Here is a festive round up of resources from The Reflectionary and beyond. Whatever you need – from an instant Pop-Up Nativity or games for your Yoof Xmas Bash, to puppet scripts or a Christingle with … More Christmas Resources Round Up
Yes, it’s that time of year. Here is a brand-new Nativity play, called ‘If Christmas Happened Today’. It is set in modern day and has charming transformation into a traditional crib scene with a short but thoughtful message at the end. It is designed to work with a range of ages and abilities, so it’s … More If Christmas Happened Today – A Nativity Play
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Then, as the Sun kissed the mountain tops, wispy clouds were etched as dark shapes against the Sun. We could make out only the outline of the drama of the eternal cycle of Day and Night- and within minutes, the Sun had vanished, leaving only the embers of a perfect day. … More Shapes Against the Sun- Look, See, Pray
Engaging Light travels at three hundred million meters a second – that’s pretty fast! Sometimes the Christmas flurry feels like it’s going even faster.* Yet we can use candle light for a wonderful ‘slowing down’ spot for children and adults alike. Try it at a Bible study or for a pause in a youth group, … More Luke 1:39-55 – Slowing Down from The Speed of Light
Engaging Christmas Carol Taboo Have a go at translating the good news into our language – no jargon allowed! In the game Taboo, you have to give clues to a word without using certain ‘taboo’ words. For example, you would try to give clues to the word ‘ring’ without saying phone, wedding, diamond, engagement, circle … More Philippians 4:4-7 God in My Language
The “delight” of shopping grasped me firmly by the throat yesterday. At a big supermarket I won’t name, they were selling everything Christmassy from jumpers to hot cross buns. … More See clearly