Christmas

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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