Our Junior Church Nativity this year had a ‘Pass it On’ theme. The re-telling of the familiar story was told in sections each linked to an item found within the layers of our giant ‘Pass the Parcel’ that was circulated around the congregation.
The items found within the layers (an angel, a donkey, a baby, a star) guided us through the nativity story as we explored with dramas, videos, carols and readings what that first nativity might have been like. We also enjoyed seeing the special Nativity book created by the children over the previous weeks.
The final layer was a big box of chocolates which reminded us of the Good News we have to share with others and to ‘pass on’ the light and this was demonstrated through our prayers where the candles were lit and the light passed on in turn.
Our youth groups had worked hard ahead of the day preparing tasty refreshments to share with everyone and donations made at the service were collected for The People’s Kitchen in Newcastle. Over £260 was raised. Thank you to everyone for your generous support.