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The Bible according to the Little Fishes

This Friday the Little Fishes had another story about praising God. As the Little Fishes were gathering we tried to remember last week’s story about Zechariah and how he praised God for the birth of Baby John. It’s hard when we are all getting terribly excited about Christmas.

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One Little Fish decided that the answer to every question was ‘Mary’. Eventually he would have been right except he decided to answer the last question with, ‘I don’t know’. So we sung some praise songs with the Jingle Bells instead.

Then it was time for today’s story. One Brave Little Fish volunteered to dress up as Mary. He looked very sweet although his ‘scared’ face at the arrival of the angel Gabriel would have been enough to frighten the bravest archangel back up to the heavens.

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It was time for a change of personnel as another Little Fish took on the lead role as we talked about how Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth and sung a song of praise to God.

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We talked about our roles in our different play groups nativity plays and discovered that we had the angel Gabriel, a king, a shepherd, a donkey and even a crocodile in our midst.

Time for some colouring.

Time for some colouring.

One of the Little Fishes had turned three since we last saw her so we rounded off our time together by singing ‘Happy Birthday’ and eating special cakes. Then it was time to play!

Little Fishes is our ‘mums and tots’ group which meets every Friday in church from 2pm. There is no charge and all babies, toddlers and pre-school children are very welcome to come along with their carers.

Join us next week as we hear about the Christmas angels.

Journeying to Bethlehem

Last Sunday was Advent Sunday. At the 10.30am service we took our first steps on the ‘Journey to Bethlehem’. Why not share our journey with us?

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But who will show us the way to Bethlehem? Perhaps the prophets can?

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Who are the prophets? The prophets are men or women, boys or girls who come close to God and God comes close to them. Isaiah was a prophet who listened to and spoke the word of God.

Isaiah said one day the Messiah would be born – “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.”

So stop…watch…pay attention…something incredible is going to happen in Bethlehem.

Lighting the first Advent candle.

Lighting the first Advent candle.

Join us next Sunday, 8th December, at 10.30am for Celebrate!, our family friendly service, as we take our next steps on the journey to Bethlehem.

(With thanks to ‘Young Children and Worship’ by Sonja M Stewart and Jerome W Berryman on which our journey is based)

The Bible according to the Little Fishes

Throughout Advent the Little Fishes will be looking at how each of the characters in the Christmas story praised God. We began this week by looking at Zechariah.

We started the session with four Christmas presents...

We started the session with four Christmas presents…

Everyone joined in with a game of pass-the-parcel

Everyone joined in with a game of pass-the-parcel

To find four pictures inside telling the story of how Zechariah and Elizabeth became parents to John the Baptist.

To find four pictures inside telling the story of how Zechariah and Elizabeth became parents to John the Baptist.

The Little Fishes remembered that we had learnt the word ‘Alleluia’ to praise God so we sang some songs and then it was time to get covered in paint as we made our entry for the Nativity Festival next week.

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Some of us got covered in more paint than others.

Some of us got covered in more paint than others.

Little Fishes is our ‘mums and tots’ group which meets every Friday in church from 2pm. There is no charge and all babies, toddlers and pre-school children are very welcome to come along with their carers.

Come and celebrate Christingle with us…

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Come and celebrate
Christingle
this Sunday, 1st December
at 4pm
At St Peter’s Church, Henfield.
All are welcome.

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