Category Archives: Advent

Advent 4 – Prince of Peace

Advent 4 – Jesus, the Prince of Peace
Isaiah 9:6-8, Philippians 4:6-7, John 14:27

For children Christmas is a joyful time (or at least we hope it is!) but for adults it is one of the most stressful times of year. Unfortunately it’s not always easy to hide this stress from the children. But today, as we reflect on our Advent lessons thus far we are going to look at Jesus as Prince of Peace to combat that stress.
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Advent 3 – The Magi and the Camels

The Camel’s Chronicle
Matthew 2:1-12  Jeremiah 29:13  Psalm 72:10-11

Although the Wise Men don’t usually feature until Epiphany, we thought we’d stick to our nativity themed advent programme and throw them in a bit early. (We can still have our Epiphany party in January ^^). Last week we saw how God revealed the birth of His son to the shepherds through his messengers; the angels. This week we will look at some other people who were told where to go to find Jesus and look at their journey to find the baby.
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Advent 2 – Shepherds and the Sheep

The Sheep’s Story
Luke 2:8-15

Sorry for the late post this week! We continue our series of advent lessons, this week with the shepherds and the sheep. We will add them to our nativity scene and this lesson will follow the shepherds to Bethlehem, looking at all we can learn from their experiences.

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Advent 1 – Joseph, Mary & a donkey

The Donkey’s Diary
Luke 1:26-35, Luke 2:1-6

This year we are doing something a little different for advent. Our four lessons before Christmas will document the Christmas story but through the eyes of the animals that witnessed it. This week we look at the parents of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, and their journey with the donkey that took them to Bethlehem.

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