The Gingerbread Nativity uses the popular tradition of making and decorating gingerbread houses and biscuits to explore the themes of Advent and the story of the first Christmas. It includes instructions, templates, recipes and top tips for making, baking and decorating, as well as fake and no-bake alternatives. It also includes Advent reflection and discussion starters for each session, etc.
Three complete sessions for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, together with a wealth of creative activities and crafts to extend the range of excitingly messy activities for your church. Each section includes creative Christmas prayers, global action suggestions, games and competitions.Messy Christmasalso incorporates Christmas food crafts and many other ideas to take you on into the New Year.
How to run your very own Messy Nativity Advent project
Find out about a new project uniting communities around the Nativity story at Christmas time! This book describes how Messy Nativity started in Liverpool in 2010, and gives a step-by-step guide to how other churches can embark on their own local Messy Nativity Advent project.
What is Messy Church?
Messy Church Canada equips churches to minister to families for whom traditional Sunday worship is no longer a viable option. Messy Church Canada runs workshops to help church leaders start and maintain a Messy Church, publishes a bi-monthly eNewsletter, provides resources for Messy Churches and supports Messy Churches across Canada.