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These are the resources for Tea-time Church for Christmas

The theme for this week: Decorating the tree

This is a format of service that we offer monthly to our subscribers and it can be run during the week or on a Saturday or Sunday. We would generally reckon on it lasting a couple of hours wiith each section lasting about half an hour.  These resources can also be used for Messy Church, Cafe Style Worship or All Age Services.

Arrow Tea-time Church

An introduction to Tea-time Church


Arrow Worship


Slides
The complete PowerPoint file for Tea-time church

With songs as videos - Download
With no videos - Download

Remember to download all the videos you wish to use and always keep them in the same folder as the PowerPoint file. You can also easily remove any part that you don't need or insert your own material.

There are also complete Notes - Download
You’re the Greatest You’re the Greatest

Available as a bible-bop video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937. The words are by John Hardwick and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

We find that a bible-bop is a great way of moving from the games into the worship. Children prefer this to singing and this will draw them to the worship area. We suggest using it again after tea to draw people back to the worship area.
Crackers and turkeys and puddings and cream Crackers and turkeys and puddings and cream, JP 327, KS 35

Available as an animated video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937. The words are copyright: Ian White, 1987 Little Misty Music and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
A prayer
A prayer can be found in the main PowerPoint and Notes files. Our aim over the 3 years is to gradually move to more and more interactive prayers to encourage children to pray themselves - Download
The Nativity Story There is an interative telling of the Christmas story in the notes file and also slides to accompany this taken from "Jesus of Nazareth" - Download
Go and see Go and see, Words, Sheet Music

Available as an animated video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937. The words are copyright: John Hardwick and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

Arrow Craft

For the craft we suggest making the decorations for the tree. We provide templates for the different symbols of care. These can be decorated with foil, colouring, glitter etc ready for placing onto the tree - Download


Arrow Tea

Why not make this more of a Christmas tea, perhaps with mince pies, Christmas cake, trifle, pork pies, ham, sandwiches, pizza, jelly and ice cream.  It might be a good idea to have some crackers available. The Notes suggest a number of questions to start conversations about the  story.

Arrow Response

You’re the Greatest We suggest calling everyone back to the worship space by repeating the bible-bop - Download - Sample

A band of angels A band of angels, Words, Sheet Music

Available as a full video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937.  The words are copyright: John Hardwick and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
A talk
As we place the symbols on the tree there is a short talk in the notes to go with each one. There is also an accompanying PowerPoint slide - Download

Prayers for others Prayers for others

Available as a PowerPoint file - Download
Let the Christmas tree remind you Let the Christmas tree remind you, Words

Available as a video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0017937. The words are copyright: Colin Buchanan, 2005 Universal Music. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

Arrow Notes

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