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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

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[6 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
100 Ways to celebrate Christmas

UnitingPeople has just released the 100 Ways to celebrate Christmas booklet on their site. Designed to be a free download for you to keep and refer back to year after year, it is available in A4 and A5 sizes and filled with great Christmas activity ideas. As they explain: At the core of Christmas we celebrate peace & joy & love. It isn’t always easy to experience this, when… Continue reading

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[5 Dec 2010 | One Comment | ]
Family advent ideas

Advent Treasure Hunt If you have a nativity scene, this is easy but you can make your own figures from cardboard tubes.  Wrap the pieces in tissue paper and hide them around the house.  Create a treasure map either by drawing a map or creating clues (for example: This animal was surprised to find a baby where its breakfast should have been.  Now it is to be found where you get breakfast. … Continue reading

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[11 Nov 2009 | 7 Comments | ]
Sharing the Edible Christmas Story with groups of children in 7 steps

I have used this edible story with groups of primary children who already have had the Christmas story told to them, for example a Sunday school class or a kids’ club, and so this is a way of clarifying their knowledge and understanding of the story and exploring it as a group, then sharing it at home…. Continue reading