For Advent Mary has created 36 new images to compliment the readings in the Church of England Lectionary.
The images cover The First to Fourth Sunday in Advent, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The Bible passages are taken from the Church of England Lectionary 2018-C but cover common readings used throughout Advent and subsequently could be used in all Churches.
As well as providing these as colouring poster images we have created templates for printing as cards so you can colour your own Christmas card.
Each of the illustrations highlights specific themes of the reading.
Whether you’re looking for a youth programme, a communal art activity or something a little different to do for Advent this year, our Advent Activity Sheets provide a creative, engaging and participatory way for ALL AGES to engage with their faith.
The full readings and images can be previewed by looking at the turning the pages version shown below.
We are providing the images as digital images (via Adobe PDF file) so if you want you can print them smaller or larger depending on your group size. You can also buy just the digital file for printing at home with a specific license for your own use.
We have been producing colouring images since 2005 and have had them used in many different ways. Here are a few suggestions...
Sunday School / Youth Groups.
As part of your Youth program encourage your kids to colour in the posters and then display or present them in the Church either week by week or as part of the Easter Day service.
Many churches have topical Bible Studies throughout the year, why not get a group together and do a study on the bible passages and colour while you learn!
Have your children’s/youth ministry take a poster to a nursing home to colour with the residents. Or leave some with the residents and pick them up to share with your church.
Bring and Share Food Event
Your church could host a simple soup/salad/sandwiches meal each week during Advent and have conversation and colouring before or after eating together.
Leave the colouring posters out on tables during Coffee Hour/Fellowship Hour after church for people of all ages to sit, colour, and talk with one another.
Colouring in Worship
Set up a couple of tables in your church space to allow young people (and the young at heart) to colour during worship. A great way for children to engage with worship in a new way.
Colouring in isn't just for Children, we have had many adults comment on our colouring packages including one who said: "They are quiet contemplation, meditatively complex, colouring with focus that leads into enjoyment and prayerful mindfulness. Creativity with heart and depth. [Lindisfarne Scriptorium's] colouring books are for me a prayer focus and stress release in one."
We have been told about our images being used in Prisons, in Colleges, in Mission, in Retreats.
Why not try bringing them into your Church.
Please note... This product is for a PDF by email/download containing print masters for printing the images up to A4 size. It comes with a license to produce as many copies of the colouring pages / greetings cards as you wish.
Try turning the pages in the preview version below. Clicking on a page will move it forwards and backwards.
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