Children - Sunday, 17 December 2023 – Third Sunday of Advent, Year B
GROW Ministries has shared some of their amazing Advent resources for congregations and families to use during Advent. You could choose one or all of these:
- Set up an Advent Wreath. You can find instructions and prayers for use at home here. For instructions for a church environment and liturgy and prayers for use in a service, click here.
- Start a Jesse Tree – place bare branches in a tub or vase, and see it transformed each week as symbols connected to God’s promises are added to the tree. You can find instructions here.
- Honey Biscuit Devotions/Children’s Address – this is a delicious and creative way to celebrate Advent with a different shaped honey biscuit each week! Includes a recipe. Click here.
- Another great idea for is an Advent paper chain with a different activity each day. For instructions and a template, click here.
Children's Address for Advent 3B: Advent 3BLeading Children's Addresses
The advice above and many other great resources for Children, Young People and Families have been developed by Grow Ministries.Visit their website to discover more!
Come and See Jesus
The Come and See Jesus curriculum published by Openbook Publishers has a wealth of material and ideas that may be adapted for use in worship. Please note that a new edition of this material is currently available for the Revised Common Lectionary.
This week’s story is ‘The angel Gabriel visits Mary (Luke 1:26-38)’. Material for this story may be found in Original Edition, 3 Advent, year B (in 3rd Series A book) OR Revised RCL Edition, same