Here is a collection of resources curated from around the WWW – from Australia, New Zealand and beyond. We will be adding to the list so please come and visit again!
A Sanctified Art – wonderful seasonal art, liturgy, music, and learning resources from the US
Rags to Riches – Intergenerational worship resource from Scripture Union NZ
Advent – Christmas Resources – loads of resources from Strandz, the NZ churches’ ecumenical collective
The Advent Conspiracy – worship and learning resources about reorienting the story and meaning of Christmas
Illustrated Ministry – colouring sheets for those who like them
Luke: Illustrated Gospel Project – prose, art and music from Malcolm Gordon and friends in New Zealand
Spill the Beans – excellent all age worship and learning resources from the Church of Scotland
Christmas Anticipation booklet by Sarah Agnew – PDF download
VIDEO OF OUR ADVENT & CHRISTMAS RESOURCING SESSIONS
ART & CRAFT RESOURCES
Advent Calendar, Comic and Nativity Figures – Si Smith at Proost
Links Religious to Art images online – compiled by Craig Mitchell
Heaps of Advent and Christmas Craft activities collected by Rev Sandy Brodine on Pinterest
Nativity Colouring-in Sheets by Kelly Skilton – Download Zip File
FAITH @ HOME
Advent Kits ideas – hosted by Building Faith website
Easter Family Faith Trail – UCA SA
Something is Coming – home-based resources from InterGen Australia
Mediacom – here are five different studies available in PDF format. Authors Chris Walker, Sharonne Price, Anne Siddall, Bob Faser, Benji Callen
New Songs for Advent – new hymns from GIA music
We Had Seen the Star – Song by Leigh Newton – for listening or viewing (sheet music not available)
Christmas in the Shed – Album by Leigh Newton – recording and sheet music
Christmas in the Scrub – Album by Leigh Newton – sheet music only
Noisetrade has lots of Christmas albums with some excellent contemporary version of carols, include folky stuff. Good prices or free.
AutoRap by Smule is a mobile phone app that turns speech into rap – link at bottom of web page. Try it with a text like The Magnificat or Christmas Carol lyrics.
WeAreSparkhouse – excellent US resources. go to SparkhouseDigital. Create a free account (no credit card details required). You get seven free downloads. We recommend the Holy Moly videos for Adevent and Christmas. Choose Children – Grades 3 to 4. Other age groups and video series also available.
Immaculate Mary cartoon – Harry Baker and Jon Birch on Proost.
Apollo Christmas – Jon Birch on Proost
Noisy Night – Jon Birch on Proost
The Boy – short film
Paperless Christmas – Video series
St Pauls Arts and Media – Several videos
The Work of the People – short videos of speakers on themes and reflective videos for worship
Lots of video links at Strandz – NZ Anglicans
Advent and Christmas Videos playlist from the Sydney Catholic Archdiocese
A big thank you to Chris Barnett from eLM for some of these links!