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Tea-time Church for December, Year 1

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These are the resources for Tea-time Church for December, Year 1

The base readings are:

Luke 2:1-20 and Matthew 2:1-12
(Link is to Bible Gateway)

The theme for this week: The Nativity Story

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Arrow Tea-time Church

An introduction to Tea-time Church


Arrow Worship


Slides
The complete PowerPoint file for Tea-time church - Download

Remember to download all the videos you wish to use and always keep them in the same folder as the PowerPoint file. If you wish to use your own musicians it is a simple matter to delete our video slides and insert the words versions using "Insert Slides from file ..." or "Reuse Slides"

There are also complete Notes - Download
Happy Medley
Happy Medley

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

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. 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.
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
Nazareth
The first part of the talk covers the part of the story that happens in Nazareth.

There is a PowerPoint slide featuring an image of Nazareth - Download
Little Donkey
Little Donkey, Words

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright  Eric Boswell. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Bethlehem
The next part of the talk covers the part of the story that happens in Bethlehem.

There is a PowerPoint slide featuring an image of Bethlehem - Download
A band of angels
A band of angels, Words

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright  John Harwick. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

Arrow Craft

Each month we suggest a couple of crafts. One is a corporate activity to produce something to put up on the wall or in the church to show that children are present, active and part of the church. The other is individual for them to make something and take it home.


Craft 
This month's corporate activity is to make a crib scene using peg figures. There are some hints at Pinterest

You could also make a stable from a shoe box and gluing bits of straw to it. Hopefully it can be displayed in the church somewhere.

For the cooking craft it would be good to make star biscuits. Star cutters are easily found. If done as the first craft they should be ready for tea time.
Another option might be to make them ahead of time and allow the children to decorate them with icing and silver balls etc.

You could also turn this into a Christingle service by making Christingles as the craft

Arrow Tea

We have found that sandwiches, crisps, sausage rolls, pizza, jelly and ice cream make a really good Sunday tea. Maybe this week some Christmas treats (like mince pies) could also be included.

Arrow Response

It was on a starry night

It was on a starry night, STF 206,SOF 1365, JP 396, KS 571

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are by Joy Webb, Salvationist Pubishing & Supplies, Adm  Song Solutions Copycare and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
Jerusalem
The next part of the talk covers the story of the Maji

There is a PowerPoint slide featuring an image of Jerusalem - Download
Away in a manger
Away in a manger, HP 94, STF 191, SOF 36, MP 47, JP 12, RAS 146, CP 45, TS 36, KS 15

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are by  J. T. McFarland. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
A prayer for others
A prayer can be found in the main PowerPoint and Notes files - Download
O come, all ye faithful
O come, all ye faithful, HP 110, STF 212, RAS 160, CP 62, SOF 408, MP 491, JP 176, TS 380, KS 665

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

The backing track is distributed using  PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are by John Francis Wade. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.


Arrow Notes

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MP – Mission Praise
TS -  The Source
HP - Hymns and Psalms
STF - Singing the Faith
RAS - Rejoice and Sing
CP- Common Praise
JP -Junior Praise
KS - Kids Source

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