Here are two simple, child-friendly liturgies for making Christingles and for lighting Advent candles. You can use them for all-age worship, for school events, for Messy Church or for regular services. Obviously, the Chocolate Orange Christingle also works with regular oranges. The Advent prayers (below) can be used one each week, or all at once … More Simple Liturgies for Advent – Christingle / Advent Candle Prayers
Long agoFar awayin the darka new beginning began. Child of eternitytaking humanityas Mary and Josephtook responsibility. Baby to cherish,witnessed by angelsby shepherdsa Star. The most fruitful harvestcomes from tender petals…Sweet flower.The One true Saviourembraced our frail shell. It’s done.Jesus is born in humble placewith giftsgold, frankincense and myrrhforetellinga Cross in His futureand thenResurrection. This is … More Sweet Flower- Look, See, Pray
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!
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
Oh, OK then. You twisted my arm. Here’s a fun little extra for your Christmas enjoyment. Christmas Carol Bingo sheets – use them at home or at a party, for a give-away after a crib service (or even during a crib service!) or for family fun when you are so stuffed with turkey that you … More Christmas Carol Bingo
In response to a reader request, here’s a nifty little song you could use for a Toy Service, Collective Worship or All Age. It is great for pre-Christmas, for Christmas day itself or for Epiphany. The focus is ‘every good and perfect gift is from above’ (Jas 1:7) and it’s a great reminder of where … More The Twelve Toys of Christmas
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
Resources for Aug 25th [Jer 1- Click] [Jer 1 again – Click] [Isa 58 – Click] [Ps 103 (all -age talk) – Click] It’s almost here! What is? The second book of sketches from The Reflectionary! Ta-daaa! 14 brilliant new dramas for your Messy Church, school’s work, Vacation Bible School, holiday clubs, collective worship, all-age services, youth … More Giveaway!
Not a very Silent Night! – a Pop-Up Nativity
play suitable for school, all-age worship and Messy Church. It has a few, very simple props and uses the tune of ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ to tell the story of God with us. … More Not a Very Silent Night! – a Pop-Up Nativity
The shepherds met Jesus at a few hours old. The wise men came a couple of years later. Andrew, Peter and the rest met him almost thirty years after that, and for me it was almost two millennia. The point is not when we arrived, but that we came. … More Isaiah 9:2-7 – The point is, they came.