• 24 November 2021

Wonderful Advent and Christmas resources

Our Children’s Development Officer, Julie Currie points you toward some great family–friendly ideas for the Advent and Christmas seasons. 

  • The Children’s Ministry Network always puts together a fantastic resource. Download the PDF here.
  • The Building Blocks Ireland team recently had some online training and here are the links to the great resources we shared. Click here.
Family worship resource

Last but not least, The Liturgical Advisory Committee (LAC) of the Church of Ireland, in collaboration with the Children’s Ministry Network, have produced a Service of the Word for each Sunday in Advent, along with supporting resources. 

The orders of service and supplemental materials invite children and families to interact with different parts of the incredible story of “Immanuel – God with us”, whether they are engaging from home or in person.

For each Sunday in Advent, themes drawn from the readings have given shape both to the liturgical elements and the accompanying suggestions for scriptural reflection and experiential prayer. The progression of themes – Wonder, Letting Go, Take Heart, and Hope – are intended to create a sense of pilgrimage through the Advent season. 

The materials may be adapted for in–person or online worship and are available at this link.