Christmas cards

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.

A mother's best advice

8-11 year olds
This outline explores the story of the miracle of water into wine at Cana with a particular focus on Mary's advice to Jesus. Parts of this outline could be used in the context of Mothering Sunday.

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.