Bethlehem Carols Unpacked Paperback

Creative Ideas for Christmas Carol Services

by Biblelands, Embrace the Middle East, Lucy Moore, Martyn Payne

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Using eleven well-known carols that appear in Embrace the Middle East's Bethlehem Carol Sheet this advent service resource from BRF explores many different aspects of the Christmas message

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Bethlehem Carols Unpacked

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  • In charge of planning this year's Carol Service?
  • Bethlehem Carols Unpacked is a treasure-trove of ideas and resources
  • The perfect tool for making a meaningful and memorable service for all ages
Offers you flexible resources for planning a Christmas carol service with the opportunity to create a vibrant service through a wealth of pick-and-mix ideas, including creative storytelling, poetry, prayer, drama and worship. Taking eleven popular carols as its starting point, the title explores the different aspects of the Christmas message.

This book uses eleven well-known carols that appear in Embrace the Middle East's Bethlehem Carol Sheet to explore many different aspects of the Christmas message. It includes ideas to create an imaginative carol service, designed to draw in those attending and to provide a truly memorable act of worship.

Linked to the work of Embrace the Middle East's partners, the resource is packed with interesting facts about the carols, extended Bible references and a wealth of all-age, practical, theme-based ideas for creative storytelling, poetry, prayers, drama and worship. The book is structured using a flexible pick-and-mix formula, designed to assist people at all levels of experience with the planning of a carol service. A special section for those under the age of five is also included, making the material suitable for toddler groups, preschool playgroups and pram services. Featuring the carols:

  • Away in a manger
  • Once in royal David's city
  • God rest you merry, gentlemen
  • Silent night
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • The first Nowell
  • Hark! the herald-angels sing
  • We three kings
  • O come, all ye faithful
  • While shepherds watched
  • O little town of Bethlehem

The material has been co-written by the Barnabas Children's Ministry Team and Embrace the Middle East to highlight the charity's work, which is celebrated by many who use the well known Bethlehem Carol Sheet.

Lucy Moore is BRF's Messy Church Team Leader, responsible for developing the work of Messy Church nationally and internationally. She continues to help lead Messy Church in her own church. Martyn Payne has produced a wide range of materials on contemporary expressions of Christianity around the world, as well as articles and worship material for RE Today, Together with Children and Roots magazines, and is the author of A-cross the World, Footsteps to the Feast , The People's Bible and The Big Story.

Bethlehem Carols Unpacked by Biblelands; Embrace the Middle East; Lucy Moore; Martyn Payne was published by Barnabas in September 2012 and is our 12362nd best seller. The ISBN for Bethlehem Carols Unpacked is 9780857461810.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBarnabas (September 2012)
Edition2nd New edition
Number of Pages224
Height198 mm
Width130 mm
Product Code4021469
Page last updated 31st August 2018
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