Advent and Christmas

Activities and other ideas as Messy Churches plan the celebration of Advent and Christmas.

The Gingerbread Man’s Christmas Adventure

Messy Church regional coordinator for Leeds, Rachel Gotobed, has written this great Christmas play, The Gingerbread Man’s Christmas Adventure. It would work well as a standalone play or could be used alongside Renita Boyle's book The Gingerbread Nativity.

Summary of Christmas resources

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

A nativity play from 'Awesome Cake'

You may have read in the January - April 2013 edition of Get Messy! about the group of teenagers called ‘Awesome Cake’ from a village in Hampshire. They have kindly sent in the nativity play they wrote together. As their leader Caroline Chichester says, ‘It’s been so important to engage them with the reality of the Gospel today and to see their thinking and faith develop.’

Advent Candles

by Anne An unexpected hit at our Advent/Christmas Messy Church session yesterday were decorated Advent Candles. It was really just an extra 'filler' activity in case we needed it, but it really seemed to absorb a wide range of people - one Dad really got into it and produced a wonderful candle.