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Category Archives: Advent2017
Like all good stories about refugees, some of the bits get muddled and we have to work things out and put them in the right order! On Christmas Eve the refugee family met the youngest member of the All Hallows community, baby Maeve. Here they all are under the Christmas tree.
There is no rest for the Refugee Family even though Christmas Day has been and gone! Whilst many of us can sit back and relax or go for gentle walks (or runs!) to work off the excesses, the Refugee Family have moved on again, this time to the home of Marcus and Kyle. If you look carefully at the last picture it looks like the shepherds are gossiping away about the visiting Wise Men!
The holy family have been sharing the stable with their Happyland (ask a parent of young children) equivalents for the past few days. I’ve been pondering how to explain the Christmas story to someone who has never heard it before and is experiencing Christmas for the first time. I’ve been using the nativity set and the Jesus bible Storybook to introduce my 2 year old to the story. He definitely understands that Christmas means parties, Santa and presents but I’m hoping he has also begun to understand that whilst these things are very nice, we are really celebrating something even more special, the birth of baby Jesus.
St Nick has visited All Hallows’ memorial garden and decorated the tree again. Thank you Nick for all that you do!
Holy family and friends cosy and warm in the Fishwicks’ strawbale home despite frosty chill outside.
Did you know that Widow Swankey and King Herod used to play together as children, along with Widow Swankey’s sister Mabel (or was that Cabel)?
Or did you know that the donkey got really upset because those humans, Mary and Joseph, didn’t seem to care that there was a baby in his food?
Or that one of the Wise Men thought that a cloud looked like a sheep with no legs and no head?!
Well, this year’s nativity taught us a lot of new things and was fantastic fun. Oh no it wasn’t! Oh yes it was!
Rosa, one of the young people in Kid’s Church wrote and directed the amazing Pantivity, or was a Natomine, and had us rolling around with laughter. The children were absolutely fantastic, the adults didn’t do to badly either and the donkey made a complete ass of himself!
This Sunday is the third Sunday in Advent and is also known as Gaudete Sunday or Rose Sunday – you can read more on Wikipedia or by using Google. Gaudete is the Latin word for Rejoice, and that is exactly what we aim to do this Sunday as our children perform a nativity play that has been written by Rosa, one of the Kid’s Church.
The knitted Holy Family and “friends” have found refuge in the home of Hayley.