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Tea-time Church for December, Year 2

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These are the resources for Tea-time Church for December, Year 2

The base readings ares:

Matthew 2:1-15
(Links are to Bible Gateway)

The theme for this week: The wise men & gifts

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Arrow Tea-time Church

An introduction to Tea-time Church


Arrow Worship


The complete PowerPoint file
The complete PowerPoint file for Tea-time church - Download

Remember to download all the videos you wish to use and always keep them in the same folder as the PowerPoint file. If you wish to use your own musicians it is a simple matter to delete our video slides and insert the words versions using "Insert Slides from file ..." or "Reuse Slides". You can also easily remove any part that you don't need or insert your own material.

There are also complete Notes - Download
Happy Medley Happy Medley

Available as a full video with backing track - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are by © John Hardwick and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

We find that a bible-bop is a great way of moving from the games into the worship. Children prefer this to singing and this will draw them to the worship area. We suggest using it again after tea to draw people back to the worship area.
Riding out across the desert Riding out across the desert, STF 230

Available as an animated video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright:  © Peter Ratcliffe, Adm The Jubilate Group  and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.
A prayer of praise
A prayer can be found in the main PowerPoint and Notes files. Our aim over the 3 years is to gradually move to more and more interactive prayers to encourage children to pray themselves - Download
Visit of the Magi (Matthew 2:1-15) The video for  today is the Visit of the Magi (Matthew 2:1-15) from the Visual Bible - Matthew Sample

If you are using the DVD at this point you could switch your projector or TV to DVD and show the film (already cued up).
A recap
There is a brief interactive recap of the story and then a brief introduction - Download
Follow the star Follow the star

Available as an animated video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are anonymous. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS.

Animated Video by Malcolm Evans

Arrow Craft

Each month we suggest a couple of crafts. One is a corporate activity to produce something to put up on the wall or in the church to show that children are present, active and part of the church. The other is individual for them to make something and take it home.


 Visit of the Magi (Matthew 2:1-15) For the corporate craft we suggest making a large picture of travelling with the wise men to see Jesus. Use the template we offer as to make a large drawing and then get everyone to draw themselves, cut out the figures and stick them onto the picture - Download

There is a suggestion of a iced lolly stick crib at "What to expect". With a bit of creativity I am sure is is possible to add more figures.

There are cut out figures that can be used to make stand up figures on Pinterest


Arrow Tea

We have found that sandwiches, crisps, sausage rolls, pizza, jelly and ice cream make a really good Sunday tea. The Notes suggest a number of "I wonder questions" to start conversations about the video and the story.

Arrow Response

Happy Medley We suggest calling everyone back to the worship space by repeating the bible-bop - Download - Sample

The Virgin Mary had a baby boy The Virgin Mary had a baby boy, SOF 1059, JP 251

Available as an animated video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are anonymous. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme.
Matthew 21:1-15
There is a PowerPoint file of Matthew 21:1-15 - Download

It is a good idea, if possible, to get a child to read it or ask for volunteers to read it a screen each.

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved. 
A talk
There is an all age talk in the notes and also an accompanying PowerPoint slide - Download
Closing prayer
A closing prayer can be found in the main PowerPoint and Notes files - Download
We three kings of Orient are We three kings of Orient are, CP 91, MP 740, JP 271

Available as a video with words and music - Download - Sample

The backing track is distributed using PRS Licence LE-0013013. The words are copyright: J.H. Hopkins and used with permission. Please do not pass it on outside the IDEAS scheme and declare its use on your CCLI report.

Arrow Notes

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