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[1 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
Advent Multi-Age Activities For Households (Free!)

Looking for ways to resource families for faith talk at home through advent? The Centre for Theology and Ministry in Melbourne have commissioned this collection of weekly activities for families to share together at home during advent. Have you found any other great ideas for families to participate together in ‘getting ready’ for Christmas during the season of advent? Comment below to… Continue reading

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[30 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]
Fantastic FREE resources from the Bible Society

Year after year the Bible Society tirelessly helps get the Good News into more peoples hands. This year is no different! There are two great opportunities for the Bible Society to help support your local area ministry: FREE BIBLES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL MINISTRY – Bible Society are offering free Bibles, Australia wide for use in Public Schools Ministry. 2018 applications are now open.  Here… Continue reading

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[30 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]
Advent Intergenerational Worship Ideas – Engage Together

          Christmas is not far away which means the season of advent is almost upon us! Are you looking for some creative ideas to engage multiple generations together in worship? Check out this new edition of ENGAGE TOGETHER worship resources – with a plethora of ideas for services following the lectionary through advent. Download here: Engage… Continue reading

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[19 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Australian Music for Families & Children’s Ministries

Have you heard of Heather Price’s Music? Heather is a dedicated Musician, Music teacher, and Messy Church leader who has written some beautiful and fun children’s songs perfect for families and children’s ministry. The most recent album ‘I Am Loved’ contains songs that speak of love, celebration, reflection, prayer and even meditation. A valuable asset to any children’s program or family… Continue reading

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[24 Nov 2016 | One Comment | ]
Celebrating Advent @ Home –  Advent Family Calendar

We are about to enter the season of preparation – Advent – we are getting ready to come close to the celebration of Christmas. So what can we do to get ready? As a family spiritual practice, we’ve put together a special family advent calendar, which provides a small activity for each day of advent that you can do as a family, at whatever time of day suits you – talking, reflecting,… Continue reading

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[22 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
Christmas Picture Books – for kids and adults to enjoy

Looking for ideas for Christmas themed picture books?? Sick of seeing just Santa and shallow story lines?? There are alternatives! Check out this Blog “My Top Christmas Picture Books” from Darren Wright (Uniting Church Lay Pastor from the Riverina Presbytery) to give you a few great ideas. Got another you’ve found to share? Let us know in the comments below so we can check it out… Continue reading

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[22 Nov 2013 | One Comment | ]
Messy Church Christmas ideas

Christmas is such a busy time for families and it is good to encourage them to stop and reflect even for a few moments on the Christmas message of love, peace, hope and joy to the world. As a quiet space in a Messy Church experience, or as an option for parents at playgroup, this invitation to light a candle and say a prayer helps people to feel more peaceful. Feel free to adapt this to your… Continue reading

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[12 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Messy Christmas Workshop

Curious about Messy Church? Wondering what to do for family Christmas worship? Come and experience some messy fun and worship ideas with Judyth Roberts at Riverstone Uniting Church. Download the flyer… Continue reading

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[27 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
A Messy Fiesta at Gordon Uniting Church

Messy Christmas Fiesta at Gordon Uniting Church Saturday 3 November 2 – 4pm Free, but contact Nicola 0417 496 390 to book A Messy Fiesta is a time for Messy leaders and teams to share their experiences and what is working or not at their Messy Church. There will also be a book display and Advent crafts to inspire you. Come and join the… Continue reading

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[22 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]
Merry Messy Christmas!

Many churches have been experimenting with Messy Church through 2011 and here is a list of some that have a Messy Church Christmas planned: Freshwater Uniting Church Saturday Nov 19 5 – 7pm Advent theme ‘Getting ready to come close to the mystery of Christmas’ Umima Uniting Church A family fun Christmas event on Saturday December 17th at 5pm Oatley Uniting Church Sunday 4 Dec 4 -… Continue reading