The United Reformed Church Children’s and Youth Work and Communications Teams have launched a new Advent and Christmas kit for churches to engage with families.
Advent Hope & Joy is a low cost kit that can be given to families to show that the church remembers them, cares for them and wants to connect with them, and are sized so that they can be posted through letterboxes.
Inside each oversized A4 red box is a wealth of material to enable people of all ages to discover a little hope and joy in this most difficult of years. Over the six weeks from the start of Advent to Epiphany, six aspects of the Christmas story are explored. Each week has a pack with ideas for activities which range from quick and simple to more complex (and tasty!).
Each box includes: Colours of Christmas story book; A3 colouring sheet and Christmas story ‘spot the difference’ puzzle; weekly activities; colouring pencils; gold pen; labels; cookie cutter; tea light candle; postcards; wooden star; wooden crown; Walking the Way foot and cord; stained glass window to decorate and display; Nativity set to make; conversation starters; craft ideas; reflective activities; social justice engagement; prayer practices; a link to the weekly Families on Faith Adventures@Home online resources for deeper faith-focussed engagement.
The kits will be despatched from early to mid-November, and have limited availability. Visit the URC Shop.
Published: 12 October 2020