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Summary of Christmas resources

Jane pulled together this useful list for Christmas that is worth keeping in a folder for future use.

BRF Christmas books

BRF Christmas books – for Messy Church children and families
Christmas Family Time – mini booklets for Messy Church families, with a special offer on multiple buys
Messy Christmas – packed with ideas and sessions for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany
Messy Nativity – take the Christmas story out into the streets and shops with Messy knitted sheep and trails! Read about some of the trails
Family Fun for Christmas – faith in the home
The No-Rehearsal Nativity – join in on the day!
Celebrating Festivals – readings, reflections, crafts and prayer activities for 20 major church festivals
Seasonal Activities for Christmas Festivities – teaching programmes for 7-11s
Bethlehem Carols Unpacked – creative ideas for Christmas carol services
Creative Ideas for Advent & Christmas – 80 seasonal activities
The Gingerbread Nativity – for all church groups
Messy Christmas session downloads from Messy Church books 1 and 2 – 99p each 

Christmas on the Messy website

Messy SEND Christmas session on the website
- A story of a Messy Christmas baptism
- Anne's Advent candles

Christmas on our Messy Pinterest boards

Advent, Christmas & Epiphany board
YouTube Bible Stories board – share with Messy Church families on your Facebook page
Messy Nativity Sheep Trail ideas board

More Advent and Christmas links and ideas

- A new Messy Church Christingle service (Introduction and Activities and Celebration), in partnership with The Children's Society
– Faith in Homes – family Advent and Christmas ideas 
BRF Children and Families – 50 online Advent and Christmas celebration ideas (all-age drama, worship, talks, etc.)
– Messy Church Canada's Journey to Christmas session
CPO – Christmas tracts
- Baker Ross – Nativity and Advent/Christmas crafts. Remember to use the code BRF15 for a 15% discount
- Advent Calendars – we recommend those from The Meaningful Chocolate CompanyGodventure and Divine
Lost Sheep – Christmas and story resources
– Instructions to make your own Lego Nativity set
– The Leprosy Mission – Advent range and Christmas shop
Just Cards Direct – Christian Christmas cards and gifts
Wooden Christmas craft shapes
Russian doll Nativity style
Traidcraft Nativity sets
Busted Halo's Advent in Two Minutes video
Lifewords Christmas animation

Other information

– If you haven't already, please consider responding to our Messy Church £100 Appeal
– Send us your photographs of your 'Angels on escalators' (or stairs) to messychurch@brf.org.uk
Register your Messy Church (it's free and easy to do) and families can find you on our busy Messy Church directory
– Read the latest Messy blogs
– Join the 7,000+ followers of our Facebook page
– Keep up to date on our Twitter and with our newsletter
– Join in with the Messy Instagram adventure
– Contact your Regional Coordinator for prayer and support

Thank you for all you are doing for the families in your community. 

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