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!
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
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
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
Apologies for the slightly late arrival of this week’s blog post, but when you see what a bumper post it is, I’m sure you’ll understand. This week, for one week only, a sackful of Christmas crafts, games and activities perfect for your school, Sunday school or yoof group Christmas party, for Messy Christmas, for your … More That’s Christmas sorted, then! Free 25-page PDF
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!
We reach the climax of the whole story this week as we walk through Jesus’ life and ministry from Christmas to Easter. Linking the Old Testament with the familiar story of the New, we see Jesus as the new Moses, the New David, the one promised from before eternity, the substance of former shadows. And … More The Big Story – Holy Week
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