Christmas

A shudder of angels

All-age
A retelling of the shepherds' story, in the context of security guards watching over a building by night. Suitable for use at a carol service or other Christmas event.

Joseph's Christmas story

All-age
An imaginative way into the events surrounding the incarnation, through 100 short tweets that tell Joseph’s story of Christmas. Only in Matthew's Gospel do we catch a glimpse of the miracle of Jesus' birth from Joseph's perspective.

Mrs Dinn at the Inn

All-ageSpecial event
Finding a new way to tell the story of Christmas is always a challenge. This charming version with illustrations could be just what you need to share the wonder of Christmas with adults and children at a special festival service.

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.

The new beginning

All-age
This reflective story has been used regularly by the Barnabas team as a presentation of the life of Jesus that links Christmas to Easter. These two festivals are often only months apart, which can be confusing for some children.

Christmas cards

All-age
Finding new ways to retell the mystery of the Christmas story is always a challenge. The following idea uses a selection of playing cards to retell the events surrounding the nativity.

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.

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.

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