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New Christmas Resources for 2022

By Hayley Beckett on 24th November 2022

We have produced some video resources for Christmas

If you had to describe Christmas using just three words, what would they be?: This sermon from Claire is ideal for use in services leading up to Christmas or even Christmas day itself.

Permacrisis at Christmas is a series of 4 short videos (2-3 minutes each) exploring the nativity through the lens of permacrisis – this is explained in the introductory video. (The word permacrisis has been chosen as the Collins Dictionary’s word of 2022. The definition is ‘an extended period of instability and insecurity, esp one resulting from a series of catastrophic events’.)

These videos were produced as a result of what people shared at our last EBA prayer meeting, so thankyou to those who took part.

This link will take you to the YouTube playlist which contains all the videos.

We are also in the process of recording a sermon that can be use on new years day or early in the new year and this should be available in early December on our YouTube channel.

Churches and individuals are welcome to download or share these videos and there is no requirement for you to get permission to do so, although it is always nice to hear how our videos are being used. the videos can be used in services, shared online or could be used as discussion starters in small groups.

Free Images for use in publicity & social media

We have created these images that churches can use online in their social media and in services. If you click on any of these thumbnails then it will open a full resolution version that is suitable for downloading. (To download right click on small image at bottom of picture). All our Christmas images can also be downloaded from here

Facebook Cover
Optimized for 16:9 PowerPoint Slide
Optimized for Social Media post

Rob Hughes, who is one of the ministers at West Mersea Free Church, has produced an animation video called ‘Candle Nativity’ which might be useful for some church’s Christmas services. Find out more here https://partialreflections.gumroad.com/l/CandleNativity

If you missed them last year, you may also want to check out the 2021 resources:

There are three videos:

Creative Reading of Isaiah 9:1-7

Great Expectations: A sermon for advent by Claire Blatchford

Making Progress Together: A sermon for the new year by Gale Richards

We also produced some free images for churches to use online in their social media and in services. Each of the three designs are available in three sizes which are optimized as a Facebook cover photo, a social media post or for a 16:9 PowerPoint slide. You can access the set of images here.

 

 

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