Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Christmas Care

After a long day of putting on a wonderful Christmas meal, Mum was standing over the kitchen sink wearily washing the mountain of dirty dishes. In the middle of this monumental task, her teenage daughter strolled into the kitchen and saw what her mother was doing. The thoughtful girl said, "Mum, today's a holiday, you shouldn't be doing that." The mother was taken aback by the seeming kindness of her daughter. She began to put down the dish rag and take off her gloves. A sense of pride overtook her as she thought her little girl was now starting to show signs of maturity by helping out with the dishes. Her bubble was burst, though, when the teenager said, "Just do them tomorrow."

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Handprint Angel Craft Activity

Scripture Union (UK) have some Christmas resources for young children at their  Tiddlywinks website.
Check out the Handprint Angels and the  Nativity colouring page.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Christmas Chant

Christmas Chant
Clop, clop, clop went the donkey's feet
Clop, clop, clop down the stoney street.
Nod, nod, nod went Mary's head
She was so tired, she needed a bed.
Knock, knock, knock went Joseph at the door.
Do you have room for anyone more?
No, no, no the innkeeper said.
Wait, wait, wait the innkeeper said
You can use my stable for a bed
Shh, shh, shh What is that I hear?
The cry of Baby Jesus, oh so dear.

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Thursday, 9 September 2010

Christmas Quotes

Christmas is a time when people of all religions come together to worship Jesus Christ. - Bart Simpson, The Simpsons

Christmas is the Christian's Christmas present to everyone else. Christmas, for a Christian, tells us why people matter.  Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury

Xmas, n: Popular festival made to sound like a skin disease. Mike Barfield

Aren't we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas- the birth of Santa? Bart Simpson, The Simpsons

The lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together. Garrison Keillor

Christmas is about a child, and for children: like parenthood, if you don't throw yourself into it body and soul you will have a wretched time. Amanda Craig

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Christmas is Coming

Christmas Resources For Children's Ministry

The Carpenter’s Cradle - a poem I wrote for a worship service focusing on Joseph.
Christmas Songs - two songs to familiar tunes reworked.
Christmas is Coming- a PDF booklet incuding original puppet plays, stories, and clip art.
Sweet Christmas- A Christmas Story told using chocolate bars.
Christmas@Pooh Corner , My Christmas Pillow- two original stories for children.
Bon Christmas - a short Christmas talk with a puppet.