This book uses eleven well-known carols that appear in Embrace the Middle East's Bethlehem Carol Sheet to explore many different aspects of the Christmas message. It includes ideas to create an imaginative carol service, designed to draw in those attending and to provide a truly memorable act of worship. Linked to the work of Embrace the Middle East's partners, the resource is packed with interesting facts about the carols, extended Bible references and a wealth of all-age, practical, theme-based ideas for creative storytelling, poetry, prayers, drama and worship. The book is structured using a flexible pick-and-mix formula, designed to assist people at all levels of experience with the planning of a carol service. A special section for those under the age of five is also included, making the material suitable for toddler groups, preschool playgroups and pram services. Away in a manger Once in royal David's city God rest you merry, gentlemen Silent night Good King Wenceslas The first Nowell Hark! the herald-angels sing We three kings O come, all ye faithful While shepherds watched O little town of Bethlehem The material has been co-written by the Barnabas Children's Ministry Team and Embrace the Middle East to highlight the charity's work, which is celebrated by many who use the Bethlehem Carol Sheet.
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Publisher: BRF (The Bible Reading Fellowship)