List of Stuff to do before Christmas

Obviously not including wrapping, buying, planning, eating, panicking over what to buy people, rushing to get to extra church stuff, hearing your wallet cry louder and louder…

Its the most wonderful time of year…

(Side note. I do enjoy Christmas more than this post lets on! Honest!)

Christmas Carol Service Bingo 2019!!

We are about to enter the season of Christmas Carol Services in Churches around the world. Have you ever sat in one and felt that it felt oddly familiar? Maybe the service feels the same as a previous one, but with a few changes?

To help celebrate Christmas Carol services, and all they contain, give our Christmas Carol Service Bingo game a go!

Print out this PDF file, and share the cards out amongst everyone else on the back row. When you complete a row, shout out “Hark!”

Make sure you share a Mince Pie and some mulled wine while playing!

Make your own Bingo Cards here!

This Week In The Internet

Not done this for a while. But if you’re not sure whats happening, this basically a quick round up of “church stuff” found online. Its not always pretty…

Tweet of the week

Welcome to The Good book of Joel..?

Did you hear about Obi Jesus?

Obviously I dont mean Obi Jesus!

Because who would get confused between Jesus and Obi-wan Kenobi?

Well it turns out a few people might. Including these guys.

When Phil Collins looks like Jesus?

It turns out that baby Jesus, looks a bit like Phil Collins.

Apparently.

According to New York Post:

A Mexican church claims it has “accidentally” erected the largest baby Jesus statue in the world. Also an accident: the statue’s uncanny resemblance to British singer Phil Collins.

The nearly 22-foot-tall, 2,000-pound giant traveled 12 hours from the city of Chimalhuacán, where it was built for the La EpifanÍa del Señor church in the central Mexican state of Zacatecas, where it now resides.

The Rev. Humberto Rodriguez tells Central European News he only meant to commission a statue that would “fit the church,” but in so doing, he may have created the biggest Jesus/Phil lookalike on the planet.

NY Post

So. Do you reckon Little Phil looks like Jesus?

What I’m listening to this week.

Yeah… I know its a youtube video… but this guys podcast is available as a podcast download as well…

Hope you enjoy your quick break from Donald Trump…

A Christian Guide to Secret Santa Gifts

Hey! Its Christmas! Well its nearly Christmas, and over the coming weeks there will be all the Christmas things that this time of year brings. Is one of these things for you, Secret Santa? What would make the perfect Christian Secret Santa gift?

The rule is it has to be cheap… and they have to be very Christian…

Here’s what The Sofa found for a guide to Christian Secret Santa gifts – affiliate links are contained in the below post.

The Christian Secret Santa Gift Guide

Christian-Notebook-Christmas-Gift

The Jesus Will Die For Me Notebook.

Perfect for people who want a notebook that looks a bit like a Bible, but also want to say that Jesus loves them.

Found on Amazon

The Hopeful Bible Mug

Encourage someone to have coffee and Biblical hope. Afterall, “coffee hope” doesn’t last on its own.

Amazon Link.

A Stocking filler!

Seriously. The product calls this a stocking filler. How much more Santa can you get??

Read it for yourself on Amazon.

Creepy Holy Family Decoration.

I may have seen more then enough Doctor Who episodes, but does anyone else find this “Holy Family Hanging Ornament” kinda… creepy?

I mean… they have no faces…

With apologies to Mrs Sofa for including this. (She’s a fan, and thinks I’m weird for being creeped out by them)

Get your own creepy family. They are quite cheap.

An Amazon voucher.

Just get your Secret Santa person an amazon voucher.

It doesn’t need to be for much. It could just be for 99p.

They could buy themselves this book for the Kindle.

And thats just a sample!

What cheap Christian gift would you give someone?

Not like I’m looking for any ideas or anything…