Here’s a bit of festive fun for after Christmas. An instant all-age service for Boxing Day or the first Sunday after Christmas – it’s easy, accessible, and encourages us to rejoice in the ordinary blessings of everyday. It could also be used for American Thanksgiving. I’ve included the words in full so that you don’t … More … and a hat with a bobble on top!
Engaging The thing I love about this psalm is that it tells so many different things to praise the Lord – and most of them don’t have mouths! So, if Praising God is not (just) about singing, what else could it be? The sun praises God by being sunny, the rain praises God by being … More Psalm 148 – Oh no! Not another Party!
Noel: Pack away the crib? Pack away the crib? You can’t do that!
Holly: Why ever not?
Noel: Because we haven’t finished with it yet.
Holly: Of course we’ve finished with it. Christmas is over. Baby Jesus, cows and donkeys, nice story for the kids. Done. Finished. Crib – box! … More Matthew 2:1-12 – Away with the Tinsel
Puzzle Pages are downloadable A4 double-sided sheets in PDF format. They have colouring, puzzles and activities for children, all linked to the Bible passage. Use them for: Sunday schools and after-school clubs sermon activities for children staying in church school assemblies / CUs missions / outreach / messy church Click here for printable … More Luke 2:41-52 – Puzzle Pages
Every parent has lost a kid in the supermarket (though not usually for three days). It’s a horrible feeling when it happens but, somehow, it’s quite comforting to know that it happened to Jesus too.
I love Mary’s reaction – it’s exactly what any parent would say today – people don’t change. But Jesus’ reply is the interesting one. “In my Father’s house”. … More Luke 2:41-52