Christmas Isn’t Cancelled
At October’s Church Leader Roundtable, we looked at how local churches can make the most of Christmas during the pandemic. We believe Christmas isn’t cancelled and that this is an important time for the Church to be sharing a message of hope!
At SJI we are working on a mini series of reflections that will be available in early November called “Christmas, Interrupted” that can be used both in church services and for sharing Jesus on-line. To make sure you’re in the loop with their release, you can sign up to our emails here or like our YouTube Channel here.
Here are some of the ideas and video interviews from our recent roundtable…
With our normal Christmas carol concerts unlikely to take place, here are some innovative ideas!
Becca Bell inteview
Rev Becca Bell explores window displays and garden nativities.
In a world where we have to think virtually, our church carols are no exception. Here are some resources that might help!
J. John interview
J. John shares about the online resources he has created to help bolster your online Christmas church service.
Find out more: Resources
Virtual Sunday School interview
The team at Virtual Sunday School are working with others to create an online advent Christmas calendar for kids. Check out their interview here.
Find out more: YouTube Channel
The Saltmine Theatre Company
have reimagined their show ‘Hark! A Nativity Story’ which will be available online in December for Churches to use.
A Christmas like no other
SE Partnership hosted a BOOST training event looking at what we can do at Christmas in these challenging times for children, youth and families! You can find all the resources from that event here.
interview with Christmas Lunch on Jesus
Ngozi Molokwu from Jesus House explains how Christmas Lunch on Jesus came about and how you can either partner with them in your area or start a similar initiative! You can also check out their video from the Cinnamon Network here.
Find out more: Christmas Lunch on Jesus
Don’t miss out on our next Ekklesia Round Table in December in which we will be looking at Hpw to support your congregation during this time.
December 3rd | 10am – 11:15am
Help! How do I support my congregation through this time?
With church members losing livelihoods, liberties and faith, how can I pastor well?