Advent

Messy Isaiah

All-age
An outline for a Messy Church session on the book of Isaiah or a resource for children’s groups during Advent. The prophecies in Isaiah are often quoted during Advent and some of its key passages are part of Christmas services.

A Christmas triptych

All-age
A triptych is a work of art that is divided into three sections. The following idea offers three striking images that you could copy and illustrate in order to make a triptych that can be a focus for telling the Christmas story.

The forgotten story of Christmas

All-age
The story of Zechariah and Elizabeth is often overlooked in our eagerness to tell what happened to Mary and Joseph at the first Christmas. The following outline offers a storytelling template to be used in all-age worship and with children's groups.

Hosea - judgement and love

8-11 year olds, All-age
This outline is part of a mini series for Advent and explores the book of Hosea and how his message helps us to get ready for the events of Christmas.

Micah - judgement and hope

8-11 year olds, All-age
This outline is part of a mini series for Advent and explores the book of Micah and how his message helps us to get ready for the events of Christmas.

Amos - judgement and justice

8-11 year olds, All-age
This outline is part of a mini series for Advent and explores the book of Amos and how his message helps us to get ready for the events of Christmas.

Mary and the angel

8-11 year olds, All-age
This Advent idea unpacks the story of Mary and the angel from the beginning of Luke's Gospel and explores what it might teach us about our own response to God.

Zechariah and the angel

8-11 year olds, All-age
This Advent idea unpacks the story of Zechariah and the angel from the beginning of Luke's Gospel and explores what it might teach us about our own response to God.

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