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A central place for the sharing of ideas, inspirations, approaches and experience to help us lead people through Advent and Christmas within all the restrictions. All churchy folk who help to lead and shape worship are welcome
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Advent & Christmas
Church leader, Whole church
Colourful, engaging and deceptively simple, The Christmas Story is designed to help parents, grandparents and carers share with their children through a fun and interactive family Bible and prayer time.
BRF’s Advent book for 2021 covers far more than the 120 gospel verses which take us from the angel Gabriel’s visit to Mary to the escape to Egypt by Joseph, Mary and the infant Jesus. In daily readings, reflections and prayers, from Advent Sunday to Epiphany, Jo Swinney sets the familiar – sometimes over-familiar – Christmas story in the infinite context of God’s creation. As she writes in her introduction: ‘I want us to think about how Christmas sits in the whole Christian story, from Genesis to Revelation. I want to take us up a steep and winding path to a high vantage point, from where we can survey the horizon in all directions. Or, to use a specifically 21st-century metaphor, let’s play with Google Earth, starting in outer space and zooming in further and further until we are sitting, mesmerised and worshipful, by a makeshift cradle and the God-baby inside it.’