Reaching those who engage in youth and children’s work is paramount to the work of Dan Jones, the Youth and Children’s Adviser. ‘Newslink’ is a free newsletter produced by Dan three times a year at Easter, Harvest and Christmas, providing youth and children’s leaders with relevant articles, stories, ideas, new resources and training opportunities in and around the diocese. Read the latest and back issues here.
Three interactive stories for the whole congregation! Click here.
If you are looking for a great clip that connects Advent and Christmas? Check out this two-minute video that describes why we celebrate Advent and wait to celebrate Christmas...
Are you fed up of hearing the traditional readings at Christmas year on year? Would you like to hear something different? Here are three easy-to-follow interactive stories that will brighten up any family festive service...
What can we do at Christmas to help others, and how can that be driven by faith? Children from St Barnabas Church of England Primary School in Montpelier, Bristol show how anyone can get involved and help in a "Christmas appeal" film they made about the Sisters of the Church in St. Paul's.
If you’re thinking about at spicing up your family Christmas services this year, and I don’t mean serving mulled wine (although how great would that be!), here are a few clips from YouTube that retell the nativity story all with a visual edge to them - enjoy…
"This is without doubt the best collection of children’s advent and Christmas resources that I have come across." - thegoodbookstall.org.uk
The Winter 2010 Newslink for Youth and Children's Workers features creative ideas for Christmas crafts, prayer and worship, drama and discussion, articles on exploring silence and the challenges of working with mixed age groups, and recommended resources and training, including details of the new Key 2 sessions for 2011.
How can faith inspire someone to help others and live a life of self-sacrifice? Children from St Barnabas Church of England Primary School in Montpelier, Bristol look at this in a film they made about the Sisters of the Church in St. Paul's. You can now see this film online.