Community Matters at Christmas - The Archbishop of York Youth Trust (Free Resource)
This Advent, we're challenging your pupils to look out and notice how important communities are.
As we look forward to Christmas, this year particularly, we are hoping to make plans to celebrate Christmas in community. Plans of family meals, parties with friends, school Christmas productions, or carol services at church. Plans to enjoy being a part of these communities.
Community is important in the Christmas story too. Communities of angels, shepherds and wise men rejoiced and welcomed Jesus as a baby. Mary and Joseph became Jesus’ first community on earth as his family. When Jesus grew up, he showed how much he valued community through his love and care for others.
Throughout Advent, we will explore different communities from the Christmas story, see what they can teach us about community and how they can inspire us to make a difference this Christmas.
Over four weeks, the resource celebrates how community can bring us joy, acceptance, generosity and love. his resource can be used in the classroom or in collective worship. Challenges can be done individually or as a group or class. Activities and challenges are suitable for KS2 and KS3 but can be adjusted for use with KS1 and KS4 pupils.
Blue Christmas Wander - Muddy Church
This wander is different from our normal format and offers space for lament and reflection.
We invite you to take a pause from the busyness, to wander or sit outside. Christmas is not always full of joy and this wander offer spaces to reflect and reset.
Christmas Wonder - Muddy Church
Enter into the wonder of the Christmas story with fresh questions that allow everyone space to be involved and be a part.
This resource offers a practical, purposeful pack with 32 Wondering images on A5 quality printed cards (300gsm, gloss).
Can be used as an Advent Calendar or for a huge range of activities such as small groups, discussions, devotionals or around the table faith formation.
The Adventure. A fresh wander through the Advent Story - Muddy Church.
Come and wander with us through the Christmas story, meet the characters and join in the wondering and wonder.
Take your time, don't worry if you don't meet everyone in one go!
The trail can be printed out and followed, used directly from the website or based around a QR code trail.
Family Activities Advent calendar - CoE
Join us from 1 December to open a daily family activity on our Advent calendar as part of our Advent and Christmas campaign: At the heart of Christmas.