Advent and Christmas

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

Messy Zoom Nativity

If you're still distancing from your Messy Church families, this idea from Sharon Sampson for a Messy Zoom Nativity might come in handy. You start with a scavenger hunt so that your families then have the props as you tell the Nativity story in an interactive way. Download

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.

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.