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Messy Christmas

3 complete sessions and a treasure trove of craft ideas for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany [Paperback]

by Lucy Moore, Jane Leadbetter

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  • Want to share Christmas with all ages?

  • Mess Christmas gives you 3 sessions that the whole family can engage with

  • Ideal for all-age services during the Christmas period

  • Authors

    Lucy Moore +1

  • Book Format

    Paperback

  • Publisher

    BRF

  • Published

    November 2012

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Leave no-one out this Christmas - and make your Christmas activities less demanding on your own time, energy and resources. Let 'Messy Christmas' give you everything that's exciting, involves everyone and delivers a creative and joyful Christmas in your church. Based in activities and lessons rich with glitter, glue, paint and potato stamps, this all in one guide to your interactive family fun Christmas brings the community into your church - and takes your church into the community.

'Messy Church' gives you 3 complete 'Messy Sessions' to build your outreach all the way through the Christmas period. Whether you run community outreach all year-round, or want to grab the best opportunity of the year, this is a treasure trove jam-packed with themed crafts for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany.

Let Messy Christmas give you everything you need, including:

  • Creative Christmas prayers,
  • Global action suggestions,
  • Seasonal games and competitions,
  • Christmas food crafts,
  • A wealth of seasonal craft activities.

Each of the 3 sessions can be spread out over the festive season so you only have to prepare and lead one each month from November to January. This means families are encouraged to back for your next fun-filled session and follow the thrilling instalments of the Advent, Christmas and Epiphany story.

Every session includes simple acts of worshipful that echo the mood and meaning of the winter months. Let these tried, tested and trustworthy art and craft experts inspire and energise you to lead families in your communities towards the real significance and joyous wonder of the Christmas story.

Planning grid for Messy Church
Introduction
1. Advent Messy Church
2. Christmas Messy Church
3. Epiphany Messy Church
4. Creative Christmas prayers
5. Christmas Allsorts
6. Go for a green Christmas
7. Messy activity ideas
8. Global action and justice at Christmas
9. Christmas games and competitions
10. Christmas food crafts
11. Messy Moments sheets
Index of crafts and games

Lucy Moore is BRF's Messy Church Team Leader, responsible for developing the work of Messy Church nationally and internationally. She also helps to lead Messy Church at her own church.

Jane Leadbetter is part of the BRF Messy Church Team, has worked as a primary school teacher and was Children's Work Advisor in the Diocese of Liverpool for twelve years. She runs L19: Messy Church once a month.

This September sees the latest release from the Messy Church initiative Messy Christmas by Lucy Moore and Jane Leadbetter. After the continuing success of Messy Church and last year the first Messy Nativity, Messy Christmas is sure to be a winner.

If you don’t know anything about Messy Church here’s a potted history:

In 2004 BRF (Bible Reading Fellowship) started the first Messy Church in Hampshire, the initiative has now spread like wildfire and continues to grow year on year as churches up and down the country embrace the all-age, unconventional church, in fact it is estimated that over 100,000 people now attend a Messy Church. At the forefront of this ministry are Lucy Moore and Jane Leadbetter who have both been involved in Ministry for many years and continue to inspire other churches with their all-inclusive resources so no matter how uncreative you are Messy Church is still for you.

SO WHO ARE THE WOMEN BEHIND MESSY CHRISTMAS?

Lucy Moore – Lucy is BRF’s Messy Church Team Leader, she is all about developing the exciting work of Messy Church in the UK and around the world. Unsurprisingly Lucy also leads Messy Church at her own church. Professional actor, storyteller, workshop leader and performer, Lucy comes into her own when it comes to creative ideas that engage and tell people about Jesus.

Jane Leadbetter – In 2010 Jane joined the Messy Church team and has teamed up with Lucy to support the rapid growth of the Messy movement. Previously Children’s Work Advisor for the Diocese of Liverpool, Jane is well equipped to bring her ideas and experience to the mix. She was also the pioneer of Messy Nativity last year, which involved knitted sheep, maps and a shopping centre, be sure to check out the other seasonal release from her Messy Nativity.

SO WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM MESSY CHRISTMAS?

Well let’s begin with what you get. Primarily, Messy Christmas is a 3 session resource to help you with creative ideas, activities, crafts, prayers, and games. The book is split into 3 topics celebrated over Christmas:

- Advent
- Christmas
- Epiphany

Each session is designed to engage your community with the real message of Christmas this year. The sessions are planned for you to run over a three month period once a month from November to January. The sessions include your favourite messy craft activities with a festive twist, Christmas prayers, thinking outside of our immediate surroundings and considering world issues, competition suggestions and lots of really fun games. Also includes great suggestions for making Christmas food crafts and even ideas that will keep you going until the New Year sets in.

WHO IS THE RESOURCE FOR?

Well if you are looking for something different to do this Christmas can I recommend you grab a copy of Messy Christmas, in it you will find everything you need to reach people probably at the time of year when they are most open to hearing about the Christian faith. Why not start a Messy initiative at your own church, getting creative in light of our Creator God.

Perhaps you are already one of those people who can fashion the most amazing work of art out of a few toilet rolls and an egg carton or maybe you can’t even draw a stick person and the thought of using your ‘creative’ skills makes you blush. Whoever you may be then this resource will equip you with fresh ideas, the ways and means to do them and the sheer enthusiasm for reaching people with the brilliant message of Christmas.

Lucy Moore is BRF's Messy Church Team Leader, responsible for developing the work of Messy Church nationally and internationally. She also helps to lead Messy Church in her own church. Jane Leadbetter is part of the BRF Messy Church Team, has worked as a primary school teacher and was Children's Work Adviser in the Diocese of Liverpool for twelve years. She runs L19: Messy Church once a month.

Three complete Messy Church sessions for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, together with a wealth of creative activities and crafts to extend the range of excitingly messy activities for your Messy Church.

Building on the popularity of Messy Crafts, this title extends the range of messy things to do at your Messy Church with a particular focus on the Christmas season. It includes crafts for Advent, crafts for Christmas and more general winter-themed activities to take you on into the New Year.

Sections include creative Christmas prayers, global action suggestions, games and competitions, Christmas food crafts and many other ideas to take you on into the New Year.

Specification

  • Authors

    Lucy Moore +1

  • Book Format

    Paperback

  • Publisher

    BRF

  • Published

    November 2012

  • Weight

    224g

  • Page Count

    96

  • Dimensions

    210 x 211 x 6 mm

  • ISBN

    9780857460912

  • ISBN-10

    0857460919

  • Eden Code

    4010275

More Information

  • ISBN: 9780857460912

  • Publisher: BRF

  • Release Date: November 2012

  • Weight: 224g

  • Dimensions: 210 x 211 x 6 mm

  • Eden Code: 4010275


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