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Through Advent to Epiphany


A Gift to the Churches for Advent 2020 and Beyond

‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,’ is the opening line of the novel, Little Women, a well-loved classic. If we were to believe some parts of the media, Christmas 2020 is already spoiled or even cancelled – but that simply isn’t true. Christmas will be different, but it will still be Christmas!

This little resource is a gift to you from a number of ordained women in Baptist ministry, throughout the UK, who have shared their ideas about how we can make Advent, Christmas and Epiphany really special for our churches, families and neighbours. The central idea is simple – to fill and deliver/post ‘Goody Bags’ to every household in our church, or our street, village or town. They could also be given to workers in care homes, health care settings, or to hostels and shelters.

We also offer some other ideas for multi-voiced/multi-participant Community Advent ‘calendars’ online, on your church notice board, in your church/home window, or indeed all of these!

Lastly, we have identified some books that we have found helpful in the past, and which offer a variety of resources from daily prayer, to liturgy, to crafts.

We hope you will enjoy choosing from the suggestions to bless others this Advent and Christmas season.

Click the images below to download the resource in English or Welsh.
 
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Three pre-recorded carols from The Well in Sheffield
A free online concert on Saturday 19 December from All Souls Langham Place
A modern-day adaptation of the nativity from Church from Scratch
A new video which can be used to encourage people to join your Christmas services this year
A special Christmas edition of this evangelistic resource
This new carol has been written by regional minister Colin Pye and can be used in your services
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