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Christmas Resources 2017

Christmas Resources

This time of year is a great time to engage your church through different services and activities during advent and your Christmas services. It is also an opportunity to share the good news with members of your wider community. Below we have a selection of resources that you could use over the Christmas period.  

Advent

Meaningful Chocolate Company- Great resources for use in churches and schools as well as the ‘Real Advent Calendar’ which includes a 24 page Christmas story activity booklet to be used each day throughout Advent.

Wateraid- Christmas appeal ‘untapped’ with resources to engage the congregation and for Advent Sunday School sessions with the theme Deliver Life.

Bible Society- #Adventchallenge- daily challenges and helpful resources to reach your community through advent. Also see video below.

Festive Outreach

HOPE- Christmas magazine that you can give to people in your community. This year comedian Miranda Hart, Sky Sports and former Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas and toy store entrepreneur Gary Grant are among those featured.

Scripture Union- Host a Christmas Party for the children and young people in your community! The resources would also be great in assemblies and church services.

Other Resources

Christian Aid- Match funded appeal ‘Enough for Everyone’ and resources to be used in church services to help reach malnourished families.

Traidcraft- Could you buy ethically this Christmas? Traidcraft has lots of great decorations, gift ideas, wrapping paper and more that are all Fairtrade

Video

Videos are a great way of adding another dimension to your church Christmas carol service, small group or youth group gathering.

The Story of Christmas: The Brick Bible for Kids

thebrickbibleforkids.com

Bible Society with Spoken Truth-Mary's Song

Spoken Truth have other Christmas videos available on their website- spoken-truth.com

The Christmas Story: Kids Perspective

Remedy Films

Some of these videos are free to download and use, and some require donation or payment. Visit the site of the video you're interested in using to check its usage terms.  Further copyright information and using videos in a church setting is available at churches.uk.ccli.com/licences/cvl/

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