Designed for families from our playgroups, childcare centres, and other community groups. Five weeks of materials with discussion questions on the weekly themes, simple reflections on Characters of the nativity, challenges and links to additional resources, including videos, songs and activities. This is best printed on A4 paper, double-sided. Print and include with the Map and Ornaments for these families in your community.
These resources are connected thematically with the Journey to Joy Countdown to Christmas, Advent and Christmas Reflections to enable ongoing engagement for congregation members, families, and people in your community over this Advent and Christmas season. These additional resources include 15-character reflections (three for each week’s theme), topics and questions for discussion for small groups, families, or individuals to engage with. These reflections invite the participant to explore a character connected with the Advent story, how their own story might connect, as well as some challenges connected with the weekly theme. They are designed to invite conversation, connection, and creativity across generations by providing opportunities to share and hear each other’s stories, as well as to engage in activities together to explore God’s big story.