This is a partial re-post from last year’s popular Epiphany gift boxes. The rest will come next week, but I thought this would make a good ‘time out of the flurry’ just before Christmas. I know that I need to step back sometimes and get some space to think about the ‘why’ as well as … More Useless Gifts
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
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!
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!
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
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
Silent night, holy night Still the night Holy the night Silent night Sacred night While the world slept Mary and Joseph were Watching over their baby, God’s baby, in a bare stable. The child, beloved and fair, sleeping in heavenly rest . (Pause) Still the night Holy the night Silent night Sacred night Special night … More Hymn Meditation – Silent night, holy night
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.